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General Meeting : January 2019

January 8th, 2019 General Meeting:

Chris Martin, Professor of Art and Visual Culture (Furniture) at Iowa State University's College of Design

The furniture design and building program at Iowa State University has been in operation for many years now and has consistently challenged its students to integrate creativity and top-notch craftsmanship to achieve a high level of artistry. Our January 8th presenter, Chris Martin, has been a key faculty member of the program and has generously presented informative programs to our club.

Chris and his wife served a two-year tour of service for the Peace Corps in Africa and their art since returning shows the clear influence of the African culture. We look forward to catching up with Chris and learning more about woodworking developments at ISU. Club member Peter Kasper, a former student of Chris’, will introduce the speaker.

You can read more about Chris on his Iowa State bio and on his personal website,

Event Details:

Event Date January 8, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 8, 2019, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA
Categories Club Activities

Venue Information - The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA

The Woodsmith Store hosts our regular Member Meetings in the meeting space in the back of the store, and is also one of our Preferred Suppliers.

** Guests are always welcome! **

General Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woodsmith Store in Clive, IA (Get Map).

We meet in the back room of the store, please ask at the front desk if you need help finding us. Doors open at 6pm for socializing.

Meetings start at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise posted below, and generally are over about 9:00 pm.

Because the Woodsmith Store closes at 7pm, you may not be able to get in if you arrive after 7pm. Come early and meet your fellow woodworkers!

Meetings consist of:

  • An update on Club events and activities
  • Woodworking Q&A
  • Time to get to know other members
  • An educational presentation
  • Member project show and tell
  • Plus, great cookies and coffee!


10320 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-7:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-5:00
  • Sunday: 11:00-4:00

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