Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Woodard Furniture Exhibit

Recognizing the historical significance and contribution to the American furniture industry of the Owosso-based Woodard Company, a two-month major exhibition will be presented at the Shiawassee Arts Center, June 1-July 29. SAC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, is partnering with the Woodard Company, a subsidiary of Litex, and Woodard family members to create an exhibit that will bring pride and inspiration to Owosso residents and bring hundreds of visitors to our community. The exhibit will be held throughout the main floor of the Arts Center. On display will be Woodard furniture designs that cover three centuries beginning with the wood chairs and bedroom sets that were made in the late 1800's, continuing with the wrought iron designs of the 1930's-1960's (including chairs that are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Cooper-Hewitt Museums), through today's metal and aluminum designs.