Michigan Woodcarvers Will Be Showing Their Stuff

Michigan Woodcarvers Will Be Showing Their Stuff

A group of Michigan woodcarvers will be showing their stuff at a woodworking show this weekend. The woodcarvers from Metro Carvers of Michigan are having their 32 annual woodcarving show at Madison Place in Madison Heights on Saturday March 17th and Sunday the 18th.

 

 Michigan Woodcarvers Will Be Showing Their Stuff

The gathering of skilled woodworkers and art enthusiasts is the largest for the Metro Carvers of Michigan, a satellite group of the Michigan Woodcarvers Association. About 2,000 attendees are expected from all over Michigan and a couple of outlying states, such as Ohio and Kentucky.

Michigan Woodcarvers Will Be Showing Their Stuff
A blue ribbon was given to John Karalunas at a previous Michigan woodcarvers show.

Expect a wide variety of artists working in wood burning, bark carving, chip carving, relief carving, “carving in the round” (three-dimensional) and …
…At last year’s event, many of the carvers were professionals in technical fields who never fancied themselves as the expressive type. They couldn’t grasp 2D art with a pencil or paintbrush, but given a knife and some wood to shape and form in 3D, they fell in love.

“You never know until you stop to smell the roses and pick up a knife,” said Paul Blanchard of Rochester Hills, president of the Metro Carvers of Michigan. “I know people who are heavy into computers, do programming and all that, and suddenly they pick up a knife and they have a talent for it, even though they always thought of themselves as an engineer or computer person.

Click here to read more about the show from Andy Kozlowski of candgnews.com

If you are going to be in the area be sure and stop by while the Michigan woodcarvers will be showing their stuff. There should be woodcarvings on display for every interest.

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Chip-O_Tex Woodcarving Event

Woodcarvers Show Their Skills In Texas

Woodcarvers from the Chip-O-Tex woodcarving club got together for their annual woodcarving show Friday. This is the 22nd year that they event has been held. The club has member from the US and Canada meets every Tuesday to spend the day carving and learning from each other. While the club is active throughout the year, the “Winter Texans” who join in from October thru March increase the overall activity.

The member displayed their carvings which included wooden saws, nature scenes, tractors, and other items. I found this article by Danielle Altenburg of the Brownsville Hearld about the event.

Chip-O_Tex Woodcarving Event
Items on display at the Chip-O_Tex

Craftsmen showcase skills in Chip-O-Tex woodcarving exhibit

The creativity of woodcarvers can be seen in the intricacy of their wooden wares, such as clocks, miniature farm tractors, flower arrangements and walking sticks.

Many of these craftsmen and craftswomen gathered Friday for their 22nd annual Chip-O-Tex woodcarving show and displayed their works of art.

The Chip-O-Tex woodcarving club has 50 to 55 members, most of them Winter Texans.

Click here to visit the Brownsville Herald to read the post

Woodcarvers in the group primarily make their carvings from Basswood. One of the members even grows the wood and brings it down from Michigan for the group.

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