Tyler's Brown curates first exhibit at new Center for Art in Wood

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For 25 years, the Wood Turning Center has brought artists from around the world to work with wood. Friday, it opens its doors in a new location in Old City, reborn as the Center for Art in Wood. One artist on display there, Rèmi Verchot, uses plywood to build delicate vessels with intricate patterns. "It was really amazing to see a material that is pretty cruddy that we usually take for granted, work though a number of different iterations and ideas to become something really transformed," said Gerard Brown, associate professor at Temple's Tyler School of Art and the curator of the new center's first exhibit.