WHO WE ARE
Western North Carolina Carvers
WHAT WE ARE
The Western North Carolina Carvers are comprised of artisans at varying skill levels and ages who gather monthly to participate in carving, training sessions, and good fellowship with other local carvers.
WHERE WE ARE
Our club members are from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains region in and around Asheville in Western North Carolina.
WHAT WE DO
All members carve for the sheer enjoyment of the art form but we are also involved in a variety of other activities including carving shows, demonstrations, and carving instruction. Some members have taught carving classes at local schools, for service organizations, and at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Often, we use our in-house talent to teach or give special programs about carving. In August, the club participates at “Wood Day” held at The Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway with carving demonstrations and exhibits. Some carvers have fun competing in the “Wood Day” carving competition. In September, we host a carving show and perform carving demonstrations at the WNC Mountain State Fair. In November, the club holds its annual carving show at the Folk Art Center. The fall foliage brings many visitors to enjoy the show as well as the scenery. Annually, club members carve a wooden quilt which is shown at the WNC Mountain State Fair and later donated to a deserving local organization. In July and December, we relax with two pot luck social events.
WHEN & WHERE WE MEET
We meet on the fourth Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm except in December at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803. Kenilworth Road can be found off Tunnel Road next to the Mountaineer Inn. Travel about a mile on Kenilworth Rd. Harvest House will be on your left.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US
One of the many benefits a club member experiences is having access to many skilled carvers able and willing to teach and help with questions and problems that may arise while doing a carving. The greatest membership benefit is meeting some really nice people, who love wood, good fellowship, and carving. We hope you will attend a Club meeting and become an active member.