There will be two opportunities for box makers to display their creations at the 2008 AAW Symposium in Richmond.

The big news is that the AAW is setting aside a section specifically devoted to boxes in the main Instant Gallery. The Instant Gallery will be on display for the entire Symposium, so box makers should plan to place their best work there. All box makers should strive to make this Instant Gallery the largest display of turned boxes ever seen.

On Friday evening there will be a Box Turning Special Interest Night session. During this session there will be a turned box exhibition for that evening only where those choosing to participate may exhibit up to two boxes. In conjunction with the Special Interest Night session, Mr. Richard Raffan, Dr. Kip Christensen, Mr. Mark St. Leger, Mr. Benoit Averly and a mystery guest will be available for a “Question and Answer” session after a review of the boxes on display. The Box Turning Special Interest Night session will be hosted by Ed Moore and Mike Stafford.

With the large number of demonstrations devoted to turning boxes and two opportunities to view turned boxes, this could prove to be the “Symposium of the Boxes.” I hope everyone interested in boxes will participate in the Instant Gallery section dedicated to boxes and also in the Special Interest Night Box Exhibition.

Hope to see you and your boxes in Richmond!!!