In conjunction with their current exhibition and sale, Natural Materials: Fallen Trees, Local Artisans, the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature will be hosting an artist panel featuring the artisans from the exhibit on the closing weekend of the exhibition.

Join Ken Frye, Victor Di Novi, and Robin Corell, moderated by the exhibit organizer, Dave Seymour at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the museum where each artisan will give an inside look into how they create their very unique works, the techniques they use, and answer questions. Not only will they share their knowledge of woodworking, but they will also discuss the wood they choose and why. Tickets are $5 for Wildling Museum Members and $10 for non-members.

After the panel, be sure to get your last look at Natural Materials: Fallen Trees, Local Artisans before it closes February 13. From bowls and urns made on a lathe to fine handcrafted furniture, this exhibition has amazing examples of what can be created from local and exotic wood. View a breathtaking 1853 rosewood piano that has been repurposed with extreme creativity by Ken Frye into a cabinet which is intermingled with bowls made from a tree that once stood on 2nd Street in Solvang. Explore the exhibit and learn about woodworking methods and interesting facts about wood.

The Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. For more information, to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution please visit