Value News Articles - Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association

The Art of Woodcarving: The 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival

By: Christy Means-Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The art and utilitarian skill of wood carving is one of the oldest, most time-honored crafts in the world. It is an ability that has numerous benefits – producing an object for use, creating beautiful works of art, and having a marketable skill. Wood crafting also has many mind and spirit benefits; it is a calming, stress reducing activity, harnesses creativity, provides a meditative state, and connects the artisan to nature.

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2021 Woodcarving and Arts Festival in the Broken Arrow Rose District

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2021

For over 40 years, the Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association has worked to keep a part of our cultural history alive with their annual Woodcarving and Arts Festival. In 2021, the event will take place September 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Community Center at 1500 S. Main in Broken Arrow. Invited arts include woodcarving and wood turning, gourds, mosaics, jewelry, blacksmithing, quilting, ceramics, beading, leather working, basketmaking, painting and much more! Approximately 70 vendors are expected to be in attendance. Admission is free.

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Wood Carving Demonstration Night

By: Rusty Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2011

Have you ever wondered how Willard Stone created his wood masterpieces? Or how those craftsmen at Silver Dollar City carve those Civil War figures? Or how to burn art onto the surface of wood?

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