Presented by Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA)
“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Presented by GICCA

“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Randy Reinhart

Randy Rinehart

Wood Turning and Collage

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“If I paint a wild horse you may not see the horse, but you will see the wildness.”


Over the years of my trying to express myself artistically I have been intimidated by an internal sense of the difficulty of creating something meaningful to present.


I had an early mentor in woodturning, Mr. Fordham in eighth grade woodshop. There I experienced the fascination of wood turning and the joy of creating “art” just by being present for the process. This Danish Modern style gavel set got an A+ and gave me a love of wood turning that kept a tiny glow inside me until 2017.


On New Year’s Day 2017, I had the opportunity to turn a piece with the guidance of a neighbor. That tiny glow erupted into a wildfire fed by mountains of wood shavings. My interest quickly focused on making big bowls. Lucky to find another mentor in George Way of Anacortes I was on my way with a head full of ideals. Not long after I got going, I was apprised of the fact that wood turning is properly considered a craft not an art. It was too late though, I had morphed into an artist.


Still loving the process of wood turning but temporarily sidelined I have been painting and creating mixed media visual arts for the past year and a half. Now willing and able to enjoy the process, I make art.

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© Randy Rinehart