Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, NC



Mason Collection Coming to Mint Museum of Craft and Design

Bob Stocksdale, Pink Ivory Boat, 1987

A selection of 120 choice artworks from the acclaimed wood turning collection of Arthur and Jane Mason of Washington, D.C. will be coming to the Mint Museum of Craft & Design, scheduled to open in Charlotte, N.C. in spring of 1999. In addition, the Masons will be donating glass, ceramic and metal masterworks by such noted artists as Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libensky, Marvin Lipofsky and Michael Lucero.


Rude Osolnick, Laminated Vessel, 1996

Widely considered as one of the finest private collections of turned wood pieces in America, the Mason Collection of more than 500 turned wood bowls, vessels and sculptural forms chronicle works from the large, thick-walled bowls of father and son Melvin and Mark Lindquist to near translucent bowls one-thirty-second ofan inch thin by David Ellsworth and Ron Kent. Leading artists represented in the Mint gift also include Ed and Philip Moulthrop, Stoney Lamar, Bob Stocksdale, Rude Osolnik, James Prestini, Bruce Mitchell, Bill Hunter, Hap Sakwa, Todd Hoyer, Robyn Hem, Virginia Dotson, Michelle Hoizapfel and Michael Peterson. The Mason Collection has been featured in such publications as Art & Antiques (Summer, 1997), American Style (Summer, 1995), Forbes (September 14, 1992) and The Washington Post (1989).

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