Antique Farm Art, The Dowagiac Daily News, May 8, 2007

THE DAILY NEWS VOL.110 NO.64 DOWAGIAC, MI ANTIQUE FARM ART Tuesday, May 8, 2007 UNION - Chris Jaworski and his wife Robin will open their Baldwin Lakefront farmstead to provide an indoor and outdoor sculpture exhibition of Jaworski's welded steel assemblages. Refreshments will be served on Friday, May 18, 5 to 9 p.m., during the opening reception. Jaworski's sculptures can also be seen three consecutive weekends: May 18-20, May 25-27 and June 1-3. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1-5. Directions can be found on the Web site Jaworski is an emerging artist with roots in northern Indiana as a farmer and landscaper. Currently, his sculpture is on exhibit at Aurora Colors Gallery, Petaluma, Calif., until May 26. Jaworski's work was awarded this year at an exhibition at The 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Va. He also exhibited at the Limner Gallery, Hudson, N.Y., and the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Ind. His welded steel sculptures are distinct because they are made from antique farm equipment and tools such as tractors, planters or cultivators that have been dismantled, cleaned and sorted. Jaworski says, "Each sculpture is unique because the individual components have their own origin, wear patterns and history." Most of his early pieces are made from parts obtained from equipment used on his childhood farm in South Bend, Ind. to produce strawberries and other crops.