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Incorporating Complexity in Your Carving
07 Mar
Mar 7, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Richard Hamilton of Altoona, Pa has roots of entrepreneurship that stem back generations. Though not continuing in the family business, he has taken his talent that he was gifted with from a very young age and turned it into a business to support his family.  Richard began drawing and painting before he could write a paragraph.  His family has fond memories of him taking to his bedroom walls to unleash his creativity.  After pursuing Football and Biology, he embraced his God-given talent and pursued…
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Partnering to Make Your Carving Business Work
07 Mar
Mar 7, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Brittany Hamilton of Altoona, Pa grew up in a small town.  During her High School career she yearned to learn much about Entrepreneurship through the program, Future Business Leaders of America.  After traveling and gaining much experience abroad she returned to the USA and settled in Altoona, Pa where she met her husband.  He was the perfect match, his talent and her business skills were combined to continue running his full-time carving business.  For the past 5 years she has…
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Chainsaw 201
07 Mar
Mar 7, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map
Tim Klock, Altoona, PA began carving in 2003 after nearly destroying his ankle in a timber framing accident.  During the long recovery he started carving with a chainsaw to keep from going crazy.  Four months after carving his first bear, he was invited to demonstrate his art at Blair County’s Keystone Country fair. Three years later, he was competing in the Echo Cup Championship in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He has also competed in the U.K. at the English open and carved in…
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Welcome to the ‘Vous
07 Mar
Mar 7, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Liz & Rick Boni, Ridgway, PA are co-founders and owners of Appalachian Arts Studio and the Madam and Master of Ceremonies for the ‘Vous. Well known among the carving and art world, at large, they are welcoming leaders of this unique event with a worldwide reach. http://www.appalachian-arts.com
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Blockhausen!
08 Mar
Mar 8, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Andreas Martin, Germany is known as the “sow sawer” or carver of the boar. This has earned him the nick name of SauenSaeger or wild-boar carver. While he was the leader for the Freiberg Twp. municipal forest in N Central Germany, he discovered carving with a chainsaw as a personal hobby. Today, with Steffie, they manage an active and vibrant attraction located in a beautiful mountainous environment, which features interactive forest experiences in a public/private forest. This is a large…
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Glenn Durlacher
08 Mar
Mar 8, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map
Glenn Durlacher, Queensbury, NY is a Long Island native and has been sculpting professionally for more than 30 years. His career began with creating ice sculptures while working as a banquet chef for Marriott hotels. Over the years, he has sculpted centerpieces for many prestigious events, including Hilary Clinton’s senatorial campaign and the First Night New Year celebrations in Albany and Saratoga Springs. In 1985, he was featured on national television with PM Magazine and with Christine Jansing of CNBC.…
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Chainsaw Carving Tools and Technology – Update
09 Mar
Mar 9, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map
Dawna and Tom Ceriani, Boot Jack, Mtn, PA are one of the few husband and wife chainsaw carving teams in our country.  Tom had been intrigued with the art for year. He recalls stopping to watch carvers at fairs with his family each summer.  Then in 2000, Tom attended the Ridgway Rendezvous and started to deepen his interest in this trade.  He invested into more tools and took advantage of any free moment given to put a saw in some wood.   After a few months of Dawna watching Tom develop his…
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Production Carving & “the Quick Carve”
09 Mar
Mar 9, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Dawna and Tom Ceriani, Boot Jack, Mtn, PA are one of the few husband and wife chainsaw carving teams in our country.  Tom had been intrigued with the art for year. He recalls stopping to watch carvers at fairs with his family each summer.  Then in 2000, Tom attended the Ridgway Rendezvous and started to deepen his interest in this trade.  He invested into more tools and took advantage of any free moment given to put a saw in some wood.   After a few months of Dawna watching Tom develop his…
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Wood Carving and Carving the Human Face
09 Mar
Mar 9, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map Free
Jeff Phares, Illinois began carving as a hobby in 1984. He showed such a natural talent in this area that he began carving full time by 1991, and quickly became known throughout he wood carving community as one of the Nation’s best in his field. Jeff has reflected his skill to such a level that he now works in many different mediums, and has developed the techniques in his art that are unique and unprecedented in his finished work. Jeff…
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Carve or Starve!
10 Mar
Mar 10, 2016 8:30 am - 11:30 am Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St, Ridgway, United States + Google Map
Steve Backus, Widbey Island, WA When Steve was asked for a biography he said: “What else but carve or starve?”
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PO Box 554 | Ridgway, PA 15853