Friday, October 27, 2006

Chainsaw Carving

Spent an hour at a local arts studio over the weekend. It never ceases to amaze me what can be done with a chainsaw and a log!

Appalachian Arts Studio is a hands-on art learning studio where people can take classes in pottery, chainsaw carving, old-style stone printing, perfume making, photography and more. There are instructors available and private classes can also be scheduled. There’s also a gallery to showcase and sell area art. “We’re concerned about losing art from elementary schools,” Liz Boni said. “We’re hoping to work with the schools and enhance the art programs. The schools that don’t have an art program to bring the kids up for a workshop or a day. We will also do in-service programs for the teachers. We have some very good people here.”

Visitors from around the world stop by. “They come in here and just can’t believe what’s going on and wish they lived closer,” Boni said. They recently played host to a family from Scotland.


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