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ROCHESTER, NY, March 9, 2006 —Scott Grove, an award-winning American artist and art studio furniture maker, announced today that his artwork, Futures Past, is a part of the permanent collection at the Hunter Museum of American Art, located in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Hunter Museum’s collection spans a wide variety of styles and media to embrace the full range of expression in American art.

Futures Past is a coffee table with two hidden drawers (16”H x 57”W x 22”D) made of redwood burl and maple, with one of Grove’s signature polychrome finishes surrounding the sides. The piece is characterized by a touchable texture; Grove overwhelms his audience’s senses through three-dimensional carving on the sides of the piece and a hand-rubbed finished surface that brings out the wood’s color and depth.

“Discovering inner beauty is important to me is reflected in my work. I’ve always been fascinated by geodes for example, and discovering hidden treasures,” said Grove. “Futures Past was inspired by the idea of a rough surface cracked open, which reveals a smooth, beautiful interior.” The piece has a hard-carved jagged edge with a burl redwood top, which is a wood type not typically used in furniture.

Grove’s artwork typically encourages viewers to discover the nature of the piece and spend time viewing it. “It’s not always perceived as wood, and some may even wonder if the surface is made from stone,” added Grove.

About The Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is located at 10 Bluff View in Chattanooga. The Museum is open Monday, Tuesday. Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 5:00 pm, Thursday’s from 10:00 – 9:00pm, and Wednesday’s May through October from 12:00 – 5:00pm. For more information call the Museum at (423) 267-0968, or visit the website at

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