Music and Art/Art and Music: Joe Dickey | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Music and Art/Art and Music: Joe Dickey

Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

Joe Dickey has been a professional and nationally recognized woodturner since 1984 with works in many private and public collections.  He helped establish and currently administers the Woodturning School and Co-op at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

He is a founding member of the Chesapeake Woodturners (, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.  He is also the past President of the Board of the Maryland  Federation of Art which operates a gallery at 18 State Circle in Annapolis.

Dickey is retired from Johns Hopkins University where he was a research physicist.  He turns wood by night and on weekends he plays banjo in Crabgrass (

In his spare time, he and his wife Martha tend an American Chestnut orchard on their farm in Davidsonville, Maryland, as part of a cross-breeding program with the American Chestnut Foundation.

You can see more of his wood turnings and furniture on his website, ( He loves visitors interested in any of his activities.