International Sculpture Day: A Green Wood Gathering

April 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 4:00pm


We celebrate International Sculpture Day with a special focus on green wood carving. Green woodworking starts with “green” (still wet) wood. We’ll begin with a carving-specific tree walk with Robert Kaleta at 11 am. You'll discover which trees are perfect for greenwood carving and gain insight into the unique forest management practices implemented at Lynden.

At 12:30 pm, Jeremy Stepien will host a Sloyd-Inspired Carving Workshop. Sloyd, or slöjd, is a Scandinavian-based handcraft movement and educational system. Sloyd items are meant to be functional, designed for everyday use around the home: spoons, bowls, cups, buttons, coat hooks, furniture. Practicing Sloyd encourages self-sufficiency and an intimate knowledge of the local natural resources. Whether you're a beginner or experienced carver, all are welcome. Workshop capacity is limited, so please register in advance.

Or just stop by to walk the grounds, visit your favorite sculpture, or become better acquainted with others. We’ll have some treats and beverages (temperature to be determined by weather) available. Gary John Gresl will be doing a site-specific assemblage for international sculpture day entitled "Remains of the Big Boat House on Fischer Lake." According to the artist, an old abandoned boat house has been rediscovered on an overlooked lake, with left-overs arranged by chance.

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