Honored as a "Signature Artist" by Noyes Museum of Art as an artist of the highest caliber of artistic standards. He is the first furniture maker to receive this honor. Guarino Furniture Designs are in residential and corporate collections. The annual juried show will be up September 7, 2012 to November 25,2012. The Artist Reception is October 5, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Noyes Museum accepted "Allegro" for the 2012 exhibit. "Allegro" is made in red oak that Guarino rescued form a fallen tree and finished with seven coats of a hand rubbed finish. The music stand is completely functional and adjustable. Natural forms inspire Guarino's furniture. He carves sensual and organic shapes, often using rescued lumber from fallen trees. His world-class skills have been developed over time using fine hand tools and machinery to create his unique designs. Guarino's sensitivity to the materials allows him to showcase their many nuances of color and texture.
Glen Guarino's work has been published in Fine Woodworking Magazine, NJ Savvy, and Woodshop News. One of his pieces, "Arabesque" was chosen for the cover of Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture; the book by Schiffer Publishers highlights furniture at the Furniture Society 2010 Conference. His furniture can also be found in Studio Furniture from Today's Leading Woodworkers and Wood Art Today 2 published Schiffer. Guarino's furniture was chosen for several Lark books, Lark Studio Series: Tables, 500 Cabinets, and 500 Tables.
For directions to the museum http://www.noyesmuseum.org/
To see additional furniture visit http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com