The woodworking genius of Sam Maloof will be the subject of an exhibition at the Millard Sheets Gallery at Fairplex from April 4 to May 2, 2004.
Master Woodworker, Sam Maloof: One Half Century of Woodworking and Design, will treat visitors to an assortment of favorite furniture pieces as well as many that have not been seen before in the Southern California area. Artworks drawn from the Maloof collection, especially pottery, baskets, blankets, rugs and other Native American artifacts will be an additional attraction.
The exhibition will show a progression of Maloof’s exquisite designs from the 1950s, when he started this work, to the present. Maloof has created more than 5,000 pieces in his noted career.
Former President Jimmy Carter owns one of Maloof’s elegant trademark rocking chairs, which sells for $20,000 or more, along with other Maloof pieces. A Maloof rocking chair was donated to the White House collection during Ronald Reagan’s term.
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is at Gate 1 on McKinley Avenue. For more information about the exhibition, please call the Gallery at (909) 865-4560 or visit the Web site www.fairplex.com.