Gallery 1001 is pleased to feature the three-dimensional artwork of David Drennan as guest artist through the months of September and October, 2014.
Born and raised in Winfield, Kansas, Drennan’s love of woodworking began in his junior high industrial shop class. After constructing a bedroom set and a grandfather clock in his high school shop class, he was hooked for life. He earned a degree in Industrial Arts from the University of Missouri and has taught Industrial Arts Technology in the Lawrence, Kansas public schools since then.
He is widely recognized for his unique hand-carved Santa figures and takes pride in sharing them with extended family and his many friends. His interest expanded into marquetry skills about five years ago. Inspired by the work of John Atwood, Drennan researched the techniques and intricacies of this type of wood-working. His mastery of marquetry led to the development of a style all his own when he recognized that much of his pleasure with wood came in his ability to honor the grain and create a design just begging to be released from the wood.
Drennan now resides in Tonganoxie, Kansas. His latest exploits in three dimensional art began at the urging of his wife Marilee. “Let’s take a stone carving class,” she said. Never one with a lack of things to do, David’s time is filled with his creative pursuits, both indoors and out.
A welcome reception for David Drennan will be held at Gallery 1001 on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by and see his 3-D creations.