Reception this week for woodworking artist

October 22, 2013 | Arts, Events, UToday
By Leisha Lininger

Join the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Thursday, Oct. 24, for the fall artist reception featuring Tami Duvall.

Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. in Tucker Hall Room 0168 to meet Duvall, peruse the art gallery and buy pieces. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Block. 2,” by Tami Duvall

“Block. 2,” by Tami Duvall

“When the opportunity to display my work at the Eberly Center for Women became apparent, I had no hesitation,” the UT graduate said. “To be able to present my work in a facility that empowers women adds so much value to the display. I believe it has added a whole new element to my work. I am beyond grateful to have this opportunity to show my work at the Eberly Center for Women.”

Coming from a family of woodworkers spanning multiple generations, most of Duvall’s pieces showcased at the Eberly Center utilize wood as a medium. Her family owns Duvall Woodworking Inc. of Waterville, Ohio.

“Tami is a driven artist and really strives to make every piece she creates her best yet,” said Kevin Landis, UT graduate and craftsman at Duvall Woodworking. “Each piece, whether it be her prints or mixed media, seems to drive home the idea that every foundation, whether it be physical or metaphysical in nature, is comprised of a seemingly infinite number of simple yet essential intricacies.”

Duvall graduated from the University in May with a bachelor of education degree with a concentration in visual arts. She has spent her time in a variety of ongoing roles: studio art instructor for Art Supply Depo of Toledo, Art in Public Places intern for the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, intern for the United Way of Greater Toledo, and children’s art program coordinator and instructor for Shared Lives Studio, a nonprofit visual arts center in Toledo for individuals with developmental disabilities to make, display and sell their art.

She now is the studio coordinator and volunteer coordinator at Visionaries + Voices in Cincinnati. Visit

“Tami is a recent UT graduate whose art is a unique blend of wooden structure, paint, pen and paper,” said Jeff Witt, program manager in the Eberly Center for Women and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement. “Tami is a compassionate educator and a passionate artist, and we at the Eberly Center are proud to display her art this semester.”

The free, public exhibition will be on display through fall semester. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Eberly Center for Women at 419.530.8570.

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