Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving techniques on Saturday, March 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be Paul Anderson, Oris Stanton and Ron McWhorter.
Members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers live in many communities in central Kentucky, and their activities include carving classes, carving demonstrations at schools, monthly Kentucky Artisan Center demonstrations and special events.
Members specialize in a wide variety of techniques and styles of carving. Carvers in the group often mentor each other, and all enjoy sharing their love of woodcarving, making their demonstrations at the Kentucky Artisan Center a mix of humor, technique and storytelling.
Woodcarving has many functional and decorative formats – from functional hand-hewn dough bowls to in-the-round caricature carvings, to decorative chip or low-relief carving on wooden tiles, spoons and walking sticks. Most woodcarvers begin their work using basic woodcarving knives. The finished surfaces of carvings can be either left plain, oiled or painted, depending on the whim of the carver and the desired finished result.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits on display include “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans,” through Sept. 10, 2016; and in the lobby, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” through June 30.
For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov