When:     7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Where:    Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia

February’s topic is The New Golden Age of Bow Making.

Robert Ray of R.L. Ray Violin Shop (Olympia) will take us on a tour of bow making from the 18th Century to the present. His presentation will encompass the historical, economical and cultural events that helped shape bow making as we know it today, including:

  • the early makers of the modern bow from Tourte through Peccatte (circa 1770-1860),
  • the middle period, Voirin to Sartory (circa 1860-1930),
  • the demise of bow making and the last of the great French school (circa 1930-1960), and
  • the new era of bow making (circa 1960-2012).


March Topic:

>From Zebrafish to Sea Lions to Humans: Common Effects of Seafood Toxin Exposure
by Kathi Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Research Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Seattle)