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Two Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members took a Josh Guge Fish Carving Class in Elgin, IL on November 10, 11, and 12, 2018.
Club members participated in several events this fall. Josh Guge taught a bird carving class at the end of September and beginning of October. Members under the leadership of Linda G. participated in the Art over 60 at Simeanna in Oshkosh. Finally, there was a bus tour to Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London, WI and the Birds in Art exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI at the end of October. There are photos from these events below.
Photos taken at the October 8, 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers meeting. Members shared during "Show and Tell" and presented several demonstrations during the meeting.
Students carved a roadrunner in a class taught by Josh Guge. This class was held on September 27, 28, 29, 30, and October 1, 2017 in Neenah, WI.
The Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 17th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale was held in Stevens Point, WI on September 23 and 24, 2017.
The 2017 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds in Art exhibition will be on view September 9 through November 26, 2017.
Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members demonstrated their skills at the 2017 Brigade Outdoors. This is a family friendly event exploring Wisconsin's outdoors. All proceeds benefit the Building Leaders program in Neenah and Camp Onaway.
Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members carved an European Bee Eater at Krausman's Wildlife Reference Photos & Woodcarving Studio, Gwinn, Michigan. The class was held from July 12-20, 2017. Dining and items for sale are located in the front with a carving area in the back. Photos were taken by Jim Krausman, who with his wife Pam, operates the facility.
Photos taken at the May 7, 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers meeting. Betty W. prepares cookies and coffee for meetings. Keith M. is the new club vice-president. Hugo P. retired after 17 years as vice-president in 2017.
2017 "Artistry in Wood" Photos
"Show and Tell" Photos taken at the March 5, 2017 meeting.
Gary Eigenberger, a world champion wildfowl artist in wood, gave a presentation about "The Making of a Harpy Eagle" and "Alive in Wood" at Woodland Dunes Nature Center in Two Rivers, WI on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He has been carving since childhood and showed his first bird reference book and some of the first decoys that he carved. A gallery of Gary's carvings can be found on his website, Alive in Wood.
"Show and Tell" and Demonstration Photos taken at the January 8, 2017 meeting.
The annual Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Christmas party was held on December 18, 2017.
The Woodcarvers and Woodturners Show and Sale sponsored by the Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin and the Badger Woodturners was held on October 23, 2016 in Madision, WI.
Dick C. teaches a class at the Oshkosh Senior Center on Thursday mornings.
"Show and Tell" Photos taken at the first 2016-17 meeting on August 28, 2016.
W. "Pete" LeClair taught fourteen carvers in a four day caricature carving class on May 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2016 in Neenah, WI. Ten of the carvers were from the Mid-Wisconsin Chippers, and four were from the Kettle Karvers.
2016 "Artistry in Wood" Photos