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Join us at the next meeting of the 2015-2016 season

Automata: Woodwork that Moves

Cecilia Schiller

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 6 Business & Training Center
1470 Industrial Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Click here for a map to the meeting hall

Cecilia Schiller will present a brief history of her progression from theater artist and woodcarver to maker of automata, interactive mechanized artwork in wood. Her talk will include a slide show as well as present samples of prototypes and finished pieces that participants can try out.  Additionally she will provide resources for anyone interested in experimenting with automata.

Sculptor and woodcarver Cecilia Schiller has been carving wood for over twenty years and creating interactive mechanical sculptures (or automata) since 2008.Her colorful and often whimsical work might manifest as a small intimate sculpture that fits on a tabletop or a large permanent public art installation.  All are brought to life with the turn of a crank, arousing the curiosity and imagination of viewers young and old.  Cecilia has been recognized with awards and grants for her work.  She was recently awarded a commission to create installations for two sites along Shingle Creek in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park.  These interactive sculptures will also aerate creek water to improve water quality in the creek.

Check out Cecilia's web page at:

Please invite your spouse, family, friends and neighbors - visitors are always welcome!

Return your library books and check out some new ones!

Remember to bring your "Show and Tell" items. 

Your review of changes to Club Constitution/Bylaws

Club board member Tim Melin has been working hard to coordinate an officer/board revision of the Club Constitution/Bylaws to reduce the time and personal commitment that members make to be a president/vice-president of the club. You can find an outline of the proposed changes and a version of the proposed Club Constitution/Bylaws here:

If you have any questions/comments about the changes, please send a note to or talk with Tim before or during the next meeting.

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