Syntropic Stump Fun

Jonathan, Phoenix & the Stump in progress

This just in from Julie Spears, eastside spark plug extraordinaire! What an imaginative way to enjoy a dead old tree!


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Friends & neighbors,

In somewhat of a planned coincidence with Fall Gallery Night on Fri., Oct. 2, the members of Syntropy Co-op invite you to stop by for our unveiling of….

The Stump at Syntropy

Syntropy Co-op

812 Jenifer St.

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Since Syntropy Co-op lost its backyard tree to a storm over two years ago, Eastside artist Jonathon Bedford has spent countless hours turning this 10-foot stump into a work of functional art. Affectionately known as The Stump, the massive art piece pays tribute to co-op life while providing a magical throne upon which to sit. Come stop by to see for this transformation for yourself and celebrate its completion!

Many of you may remember when Jonathon had a few dozen of his woodcarvings and stained glass pieces on display at the Social Justice Center Gallery and Tenant Resource Center windows in 2006. In fact, his copper cattails remain in the back hallway on long-term loan from Marquette neighbor Ted Voth, Jr.

Jonathon generously donated his time, tools and materials to make this project come to life. He is currently is the process of gathering materials for his new studio and a new genre. Syntropy Co-op will be accepting donations. We hope to present the artist with a mere sliver of the actual value of the piece and acknowledge its immeasurable contribution to our house and neighborhood. If you can’t make this event, but would like to make a donation, please contact Julie Spears at 234-0908. Thanks and see you next Friday!

ps sneak preview in photo attached by gabriel heck

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