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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00

All things wood featured at Folk Art Center

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The Folk Art Center will host its annual celebration of woodcrafts at Wood Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug.11 at The Folk Art Center’s auditorium.

Demonstrations include carving, wood-turning, broom-making, and furniture design and construction. Southern Highland Craft Guild members Sandra Rowland and Jan Morris will host activities for children.

Another part of Wood Day is the 12th Annual Carve-Off Competition from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants have two hours to turn a simple block of wood into a work of art. Carvers must sign up by 12:30 p.m. to participate.

Admission is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, Allanstand Craft Shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway bookstore.

828.298.7928 or visit www.craftguild.org.

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