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For more than a decade, the Lancaster Woodcarving Show has been the go-to place for woodcarved art and craft.
It was founded in 1979 and since then has been a showcase of the latest in woodcarvings, including paintings, drawings, sculptural works, ceramics and even pottery.
But it’s now getting a little less important, according to organizers.
The show is no longer on the calendar.
Now, the 2018 edition will be held at the Art Institute of Pennsylvania.
The 2019 edition will take place on the campus of Pennsylvania State University.
The show will run from Oct. 10-Oct. 16.
“The 2018 edition was a great success,” said Jon Siegel, president of the Woodcarver’s Guild, the association of woodcarves.
“The 2019 show will be a great addition to the show.”
Siegel, a former member of the Pennsylvania Woodcarves Association, said he has heard no negative feedback about the event, which is part of the Philadelphia-area Woodcarvives Festival, which celebrates the craft and culture of Pennsylvania’s woodcarve art.
“I’m not a fan of the big show,” he said.
“I’m a fan, however, of the smaller shows.”
The guild has partnered with the Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts to organize the 2019 edition.
The event will feature an eclectic mix of artists.
It’s open to the public and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m.
The guild also will be hosting a public event for the 2019 show on Sunday, Oct, 10 at 6:30 p.m., at the Wood Carver’s Museum of Pennsylvania at 1512 Wilkinsburg Road in Lancaster, PA.
The Wood Carving Show is an annual event at the Arts Center, a building that is used as a gathering place for artists, makers and other professionals interested in woodworking and art.
The center also hosts woodcarvinizing workshops and exhibits.
For the first time in decades, the Wood Cutting Show is on the agenda.
“There are so many different things going on in the world right now, so it’s a good time to talk about how we can make our hobby better,” said Mike Pfeiffer, the guild’s president.
“This year we are really focused on the arts,” he added.
“We are talking about how to do things better, how to get more people involved in the hobby, and making it accessible for everyone.”
In the meantime, Woodcarved Arts of Lancaster will be doing what it can to keep the show going.
The guild is working with PAWS, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Unsafe Activities, to raise awareness about woodcarven safety and safety practices.
For a full list of upcoming events, go to Woodcarve Arts of the Arts of Pennsylvania website.
The event will be in Lancaster until Oct. 16, 2019.
For information about other woodcaraving events in Pennsylvania, visit PAWS website.