Free Show Features the Art Found in Wood
The chips will be flying Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th as the Capitol Woodcarvers hold their annual show at the Center 50+ in Salem. The family friendly show is a great introduction into the world of wood carving, wood burning, and just having a great time with folks who enjoy working with wood.
Admission and demonstrations are free for all ages and parking is plentiful. The event opens Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Immediately following is a live auction and dinner, all of which is open to the public. Cost for the dinner is $5 and the auction is free. Auction items will include carvings by renowned artists who do not sell their work, so this is a great way to start an art collection with sought after items not available anywhere else. Sunday morning start time is 10 a.m. with more break-out sessions during the day, closing with a raffle of over 20 items.
Attendees who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Marion-Polk Food Share will get a free raffle ticket per item, up to 5 tickets
The show will feature local artists displaying their work and promoting the art of woodcarving. Break-out sessions will begin at 11am both Saturday and Sunday and will run every hour. This year’s featured artist is Jim Harris, an expert carver and instructor. Harris will demonstrate carving a feather during one of the break out demonstrations. Other topics will include carving spoons, transferring images to wood, bark carving and a host of other topics. Beginning carvers are especially encouraged to attend these break-out sessions.