Monday, February 20, 2006

The curves of life in wood, as guided by master carver Zack Woodard / Artspace, Th, Feb 23

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Adult wood carving owes its name more to safety and skill than to subject matter, says Artspace folk art exhibit manager Tyler Pecora.

On Thursday, February 23, from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Zack Woodard, President of the North Louisiana Woodcarvers Association, will further define these terms in his adult woodcarving workshop. He
will demonstrate the skill necessary to create a sculpture from a single block of wood.

Woodard has been artfully whittling for more than twenty-five years. He is known for his carved faces, human forms, birds of prey, fish, animals and stylized pieces. Woodard's works are on exhibit and are available for sale in the giftspace at artspace.

Also featured on February 23 is a workshop for young human beings. They will work with artist Jerry Davenport to create whirligigs. A whirligig is an object that spins or whirls, or has at least one member (general sense) that spins or whirls. See the recently-mounted whirligigs atop the street poles outside artspace.

Both activities are being offered for a $5 fee, which includes all materials.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council,
673-6500, or artspace at 673-6535.

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