Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

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July Guild Monthly Meeting - Presentation on the Albany Carousel

  • 16 Jul 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Multnomah Arts Center - 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

July Guild Meeting
Presentation on the Albany Carousel

Where -Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
When - July 16, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00

Round and Round on the Carousel


Welcome to summer! With all the warm weather you may find yourself at a fair or carnival and something that is likely to be at those events is a carousel! Now, it's not likely that those carousels have the craftsmanship and quality of a traditional carousel, but come to the next meeting on July 16 and you can see the amazing amount of effort it takes to built a traditional carousel.

Many carousels produced today are made of plastics or fiberglass. Two communities in Oregon have taken the time to create beautiful, wooden carousels and are adding unique animals through the traditional method of hand carving. Volunteers can be involved for years, carefully carving out the special features on each animal for people to ride and enjoy.

Darrell Jabin; Oregon’s Traveling Historian has researched carousel history, visited ones throughout our state and produced a short documentary about carousels. He has shared his knowledge and interest in carousels in more than 50 presentations. Darrell will be here to discuss the history of carousels, the different styles and the carving process involved to create these wonderful works of art.

See you at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) on Tuesday, July 16. Social time starts at 6pm with the general meeting starting at 7pm. Currently, the board meeting will be held in room 33 at the MAC from 5:30-6:30 for anyone who would like to attend.

If there are any questions please contact CJ Marquardt at cj@cjmwoodcraft.com or 503-267-1930



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