The Art of Woodcarving will open Monday, Nov. 26, in the Waupaca Area Public Library Exhibit Room.
The exhibit, which will run through Dec. 29, will feature the work of the Fox Valley Technical College woodcarving class and local woodcarvers.
In addition, there will be two woodcarving presentations, by the students and by local chainsaw carver “Buzzsaw” Bob.
The first presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
“What is Woodcarving?” will b the topic.
Those who attend will have the chance to not only have their questions answered about woodcarving but to actually see some of these woodcarvers in action.
Local woodcarving instructors will explain some of the different types of woodcarving techniques and the tools that are used to create them.
Then, from 1-4 p.m., local woodcarvers will be working on their latest creations, giving people a chance to see firsthand how a piece of wood is transformed into a work of art.
The second program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.
“Sawdust and Soap” will be the topic.
People of all ages are invited to attend.
Chips will be flying, and children will be creating their own masterpieces.
At 11 a.m., “Buzzsaw” Bob will be conducting a chainsaw carving demonstration in the library parking lot.
He will create a chainsaw carving that will be raffled off to a library patron.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase that morning and up until the woodcarving exhibit closes on Saturday, Dec 29.
As part of the Dec. 8 program, the Student Library Advisory Group (SLAG) will be selling hot cocoa and cookies, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At noon, a carving class for children will begin.
Woodcarving instructors will teach children how to take a bar of soap and carve it into something beautiful.