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Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Folk Art Center in east Asheville will host its annual celebration of wood crafts at Wood Day on August 10th from
10 to 4.
The festivities include live demonstrations and the Thirteenth Annual Carve-Off Competition from 1 to 3pm. For the contest, participants have two hours to turn a simple block of wood into a work of art. Carvers must sign up by 12:30 to participate.
The Folk Art Center's auditorium will be filled with lathes, sawhorses, wood tools and the master craftspeople who know how to use them. Demonstrations include flute making, wood turning, broom making and furniture design and construction. Southern Highland Craft Guild members Sandra Rowland and Jan Morris will host activities for children.
Admission to Wood Day and the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, Allanstand Craft Shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore. For more information, call 828-298-7928 or visit www.craftguild.org.
Former Winners of the Carve Off Competition
2001 - John Hillyer
2002 - Rodney Hopkins
2003 - Doug Arrowood
2004 - Don Ives
2005 - Eddie Howard
2006 - Doug Arrowood
2007 - Doug Arrowood
2008 - Eddie Howard
2009 - Carolyn Anderson
2012 Wood Day Participants
Will Hines, coopering
Jim McPhail, wood turning
Alan Hollar, wood turning
Carolina Mountain Woodturners
David Crandall, wood boxes, dovetail construction
Eddie Howard, wood carving
Carolyn Anderson, wood carving
Helen Gibson, wood carving
Tom Gow, cottonwood bark carving
Bill and Tina Collison, wood turning and surface design on wood
Jan Morris, children's activities
Sandra Rowland, children's activities
Joe Ruminski, wood turning
Lee Entrekin, flute making
Walt Cottingham, wood birdhouses and ornaments
Don Duncan, treenware
Jeff Neil, wood boxes