UWA to host Tannehill WoodcarversBy Betsy Compton Published 1:52pm Friday, August 30, 2013
The University of West Alabama will host the opening reception of the Tannehill Woodcarvers Exhibit in Webb Hall Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 2-4 p.m. in Webb Hall Parlor. The exhibit features a host of hand-carved pieces from the Black Belt craftsmen.
The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club was chartered in 1985 for the purpose of promoting the art of wood carving in Alabama., Their mission is to acquaint the general public with sculpturing in wood and to bring back and preserve the almost lost art of woodcarving. There are approximately 100 members in the club, with about 70 of these being active, and they are come from all over the Southeast.
The club meets the second Saturday of each month at Tannehill State Park in the Cane Creek School House, and they often bring in accomplished woodcarvers from other parts of the country to conduct workshops. They welcome the public to attend their meetings.
They also host an annual show at Tannehill, which is held on the second weekend in October each year. This year’s show will be Oct. 12-13.
To learn more about the Tannehill Woodcarvers Club, visit www.tannehillwoodcarvers.org.