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Weekend Show Will Feature Hand-Crafted Wood Items, Demos

Dec. 4, 2007 — Woodworkers from the territory will gather on St. Croix this weekend to sell their art and give demonstrations of their craft.
"I guarantee people will be blown away by the works on display," said Carlos Robles, acting district supervisor for the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of the Virgin Islands.
On display at the second annual V.I. Woodworkers Expo will be dining-room tables, spoons, pens, sculptures, carvings, vases and more — all made by hand. The event will take place Friday through Sunday at the UVI Great Hall on St. Croix.
Master woodworkers will give demonstrations, including Avelino Samuel of St. John, Afreekan Southwell of St. Thomas and, from St. Croix, Bien Brignoni and Rodger Nickell.
The first show given by the woodworkers was on St. Thomas at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in May 2006. It was a hit for vendors, Robles said. The woodworkers wanted to take the show on to a larger scale.
The result is an expo with 18 craftsman that will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A special showing for junior and senior high school carpentry, woodworking and art vocational classes begins at 10 a.m. Friday.
All residents are welcome, and admission to the expo is free.
The Woodworkers Society is registered with the Lieutenant Governor's office and has received grants from the V.I. Council of the Arts to establish long-term goals.
The UVI Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the V.I. Council on the Arts and the National Endowment, sponsors the Expo for the Arts. Also helping to sponsor the event is the West Indian Company Limited, the V.I. Resource Conservation & Development Council, the V.I. Department of Tourism and the V.I. Department of Agriculture.
For more information on the event, call 693-1083.
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Dec. 4, 2007 -- Woodworkers from the territory will gather on St. Croix this weekend to sell their art and give demonstrations of their craft.
"I guarantee people will be blown away by the works on display," said Carlos Robles, acting district supervisor for the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of the Virgin Islands.
On display at the second annual V.I. Woodworkers Expo will be dining-room tables, spoons, pens, sculptures, carvings, vases and more -- all made by hand. The event will take place Friday through Sunday at the UVI Great Hall on St. Croix.
Master woodworkers will give demonstrations, including Avelino Samuel of St. John, Afreekan Southwell of St. Thomas and, from St. Croix, Bien Brignoni and Rodger Nickell.
The first show given by the woodworkers was on St. Thomas at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in May 2006. It was a hit for vendors, Robles said. The woodworkers wanted to take the show on to a larger scale.
The result is an expo with 18 craftsman that will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A special showing for junior and senior high school carpentry, woodworking and art vocational classes begins at 10 a.m. Friday.
All residents are welcome, and admission to the expo is free.
The Woodworkers Society is registered with the Lieutenant Governor's office and has received grants from the V.I. Council of the Arts to establish long-term goals.
The UVI Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the V.I. Council on the Arts and the National Endowment, sponsors the Expo for the Arts. Also helping to sponsor the event is the West Indian Company Limited, the V.I. Resource Conservation & Development Council, the V.I. Department of Tourism and the V.I. Department of Agriculture.
For more information on the event, call 693-1083.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.