Studio furniture artist Yoav Samuel Liberman

Hartwick Welcomes ‘Dumpster Diving’ Furniture Artist December 9

December 1, 2010

Studio furniture artist Yoav Samuel Liberman will offer a lecture titled "Metamorphoses as a Creative Philosophy: Dumpster Diving and the Making of a New Piece" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 9 in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. The presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Liberman's work combines the old and new, utilizing found objects and discarded wood. He received his architectural degree from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1996. From 2001 to 2003, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. In 2003, Liberman joined Eliot House at Harvard University where he teaches woodworking and furniture design.

Liberman's work has appeared in several juried exhibitions in the United States, most recently in NEW / NOW: 10 Makers for the New Millennium Pathways and Process, at the Fuller Craft Museum, and Six Degrees of Separation at MIT. In 2008, he was recognized as an "Artist of extraordinary ability" by the U.S. government and awarded permanent residency status. He is currently a Windgate Foundation Artist in Residence at SUNY Purchase.

The lecture is sponsored by Phi Sigma Tau (the Philosophy Honor Society), The Consumption Campus Theme, and the Philosophy Department. For more information, contact Coordinator of Sustainability Programs Dan Morse at 607-431-4666 or

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Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030