Four Sights Exibit
We are pleased to announce the opening of a group show at The Washington County Council for the Arts. 34 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, Maryland. The show will run in the Gallery from Nov 3, 2022 to Dec 6, 2022 and will feature: Harold Shapiro, Michele-Sommer Shapiro, Jennie Avila,and Steve Wright. Working together over the last year we have created a beautiful show with lots of new work.
A "Meet the Artist" reception will take place on Nov 3rd from 5-7. The show will be available online starting Saturday Nov.5th. We hope you will enjoy our latest explorations.
New Product Line
We are pleased to announce our smaller project lines will now be carried by
Laura Hodges Studio in Baltimore, MD. Their home decor shop Domain, carries a curated collection of local and globally sourced fair trade sustainable home decor and one-of-a-kind pieces. The studio has been recognized with prestigious design awards in House Beautiful Next Wave Designer, Traditional Home New Trends and Sotheby's Home 20 Designers for 2020.
Domain and Laura Hodges Studio are located at 710 Frederick Road in the heart of Historic Catonsville, Md.
Tree House Sessions
August 2020 Tree House progress. Tree house built with wood harvested and milled on our Wood Mizer....and recycled windows and materials from our studio. Interior features a beautiful winding stairway to loft area.
Memorial Urn 2
Harold created these beautiful memorial funerary Urns with love and care.
Pandemic Patio Project
Pandemic Patio Project.... Creating a new patio area near pond...mixing concrete in small batches and creating molded rounds with recycled mosaic materials we have around the studio... Got a good head start during the quarantine! Waiting for weather to cool a bit.
e .v . e . r . m . o . r . e Artist's Material Cooperative
We are starting a service at the Studio
Goal: To inspire creativity, illuminate the connection between people's effort, and recycled resources.
Available materials may fluctuate. We are also equipped to cut custom sizes and shapes. As this is not a conventional store please contact us to discuss your particular needs. 717-352-3001
Some of the current materials we have on hand are
Wood: Pine, Maple, Walnut, Ash, Apple, Elm, Veneers,
Exotic off cuts: Redwood, Wenge, Curley Maple, Brazilian Cherry, etc.ask!
Peeled Pine and Cypress Branches, Dimensional Lumber,
Local Bamboo, Tree Stumps, Custom Crates
Metals: Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Steel, Tin Ceiling, Metal Parts
Jewelry parts(bulk), Brass Wire, Springs , Hardware
Tree House Sessions are moving forward as the roof has been completed. This ultimate tree house continues to be a joy and a challenge. We look forward to the new year and all the magical details that will unfold.
Harold traveled to Chicago in August to assist artist Jaclyn Jacunski at The Chicago Artists Coalition on Carpenter Street in the heart of the Fulton Market, warehouse district a short distance from Google's Chicago office. He worked with her to create her vision for her art installation for her show "Start Together". An article appears in the Chicago Tribune that explains her concept by journalist Christopher Borrelli. All in all an interesting experience!
Our new earrings are created in limited runs The earrings are cut, finished, and assembled in our studio using materials salvaged from our projects. Each earring is unique. We love the variances that occur in the warm earthy tones, patterns, and textures in the real wood grains. An accessory that comes from nature they have strength yet are light as a feather resulting in al day comfort. With their simple lines and organic shapes they create a distinctive modern look. Each pair has sterling silver wires and feature an upcycled accent for color.
Performance Art Piece at Gallery 50 Waynesboro, Pa.
Harold and musicians Bob Courter, George Rohrer, Denny Burke, and Ed Scott will be bringing together sound, color, light, and form together in a communal setting, seeking to record the experimental process of spontaneous creation. Please join us for "Synesthesia" and be a part of what happens. Gallery 50 50 West Main Street Waynesboro, Pa. 5:30-8 pm on Friday October 30, 2015
Patrick Dougherty Stickwork Project "Walk on the Wild Side nearly complete
Michele Sommer- Shapiro
Stickwork Project at Wilson College
Harold and artist Patrick Dougherty fine tuning project "Walk on the Wild Side at Wilson College Chambersburg, Pa. . October 5- October 24. Large project with volunteers from the community. Large building-like structure with various towers, doorways, and nooks.
Evermore Hardwoods (coming soon)
On our farm the dense wooded fence row is the natural place to begin any building project. Pennsylvania's ideal geography, and combination of sunlight, soil, and temperature creates excellent Cherry, Black Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Walnut, etc.We select the trees to fit the intended purpose always using sustainable practices.
Using our woodmizer sawmill we can now create live edge lumber as well as custom sizes.
Some of our by-products include: slabs, off cuts, branches, custom crates, bark baskets, rustic furniture. Our sawdust is used by a local ceramic artist for Raku firings. Can also be used as chicken bedding, for packing root vegetables and flower bulbs for winter storage. We intend to establish community ties to salvage area trees that would otherwise be destroyed.
Now carrying Farm to Table "Tables"
Created from your local special tree or our own farm, using sustainable tree harvesting practices. Range: $25.00-$50.00 per square foot of Table surface....many options may be discussed. Look in Studio Tour section of website for photos.
Horse of a Different Color
This sculptural box was created and donated to The Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center for their Art From the Heart Arts Benefit Auction. The Center provides recreation and therapy through horsemanship to persons with special needs. We have gladly participated in this auction for many years. April 2014
See our web page for an interesting collaborative project for a private client. The project consists of 3 custom end tables with 3 custom metal lamps.
For information on the other artist involved in this project visit
sleightholmarts.com...some very amazing work from this Baltimore artist's studio.
News and Notes
Lark Books has published the wonderful reference 500 Cabinets. We are honored to be included in this excellent publication. Harold is mentioned in the introduction by John Grew Sheridan. I highly recommend this series along with 500 Tables and 500 Chairs.
Other news: We are currently working on several private commissions...hopefully we will have time in the near future to do a show...in the meantime we recently met with colleagues at the Washington Craft Show.