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Hidden Secrets: Wood turner's creations on display at Artists on Elgin in March

Check out the beautiful wooden bowls and pens made by Jean Luc Pigeon

Creations by wood turner Jean Luc Pigeon will be on display at Artists on Elgin for the month of March in an exhibit called Hidden Secrets.

Pigeon has always enjoyed the challenge of making work with burls and exotic woods. He likes to keep natural edges with burls, thinness for delicate works and add finials to decorative and ornamental pieces. 

Wooden bowls and pens made from an array of different woods are his forte.

While attending an international wood show in the early 90s, he watched a wood turner produce a small bowl and was fascinated by the technique. He then started turning bowls and challenged himself to do more difficult pieces. 

To this day, he is still mesmerized by the natural hidden secrets of wood. The grain, texture and colors are revealed as the wood is transformed to a one of a kind work of art.

An opening reception for Hidden Secrets takes place Saturday, March 9 from 1-4 p.m. Pigeon will share his passion for wood-turning.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.