ARCADIA – Members of the Oklahoma City Woodcarvers Club will demonstrate their skills starting at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Arcadia Round Barn.
Show chairman Gerald Hudson said about eight people from the 60-member club will work on projects until mid-afternoon and be available to answer questions. They will have some of their finished work on display and for sale.
Members are getting ready for their annual competition and sale, the “Artistry in Wood Show,” which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building at State Fair Park.
The men and women who belong to the club meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Building at State Fair Park. Dues are $24 a year, and membership is open to anyone including beginning carvers.
Members also get together to carve throughout the week at locations in Edmond, Oklahoma City, Moore and Yukon.
“The carving is fun, but a lot of it is the fellowship,” Hudson said of his hobby. He said it is not an expensive art form to take up, as the knives cost about $20 and the gouges cost about $30.
For more information about the Oklahoma City Woodcarvers Club, go to okcarver.org or call club president Fred Self at 405-235-8696.
The Arcadia Round Barn is located six miles east of Interstate 35 on Historic Route 66. The museum and gift shop are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are accepted.