· Jim Forrey
· Jim Ayers
· Myron Asper
· Nancy Dardis
· Lew Forsmark
· Jim Ayers
· Myron Asper
· Keith Fredrickson
· Leonard Kampa
· Carol “Swede” Bengtson
· Merle Erickson
Viking Web Site - http://www.russscott.com/~rscott/vwca/
Meeting for June 9th, 2003 will still be at the VFW Hall in Bloomington, Minnesota. Number one topic of discussion will obviously be to find a new location for our September meeting.
June 9, 2003 Presentation–
"Hand Me Down My Walkin’ Cane” Dr. Walt Mackey is eager to share his style of carving diamond willow staffs, and a unique cane made from a bull’s ....
Meeting Minutes of Viking Woodcarver’s Meeting
May 12, 2003
By Nancy Dardis
President Jim Forrey called the meeting to order. 70 members and visitors were in attendance. Welcome back to the snowbirds (and those just out for a quick vacation). It was nice to see so many visitors. We hope you enjoyed our program and will return to join our club for future gatherings.
The April meeting minutes as printed in the May newsletter were approved and seconded.
!!! 2003 Membership Dues –
- NO DUES = NO NEWSLETTER!!! -
Viking club nametags can be ordered from Lew. These are $5.00 and must be paid in advance.
Send your check for $5.00 to Lew Frosmark, 2730 W 91st St, Bloomington, MN 55431.
· George Effrem (Woodcarvers Store and School)
· John Krantz (Krantz Wood Sales)
Robin Buhler, a fellow member of Vikings, asked for help from the club. Her daughter, Haley, 7-years-old, is recovering from 14 months of chemotherapy for a brain tumor. Robin is writing a memory book for her, but has many items that will not fit in the book format. Robin is looking for someone from the Viking club she could pay to carve a special box (9x12x6) to hold Haley’s keepsakes. If you are interested, contact Robin at:
Home phone: 651-578-1926 (4PM-8PM)
Home email: email@example.com
Work phone: 952-946-8519 (7AM-3PM)
Work email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We cut the meeting short and dashed through Show and Tell and the coffee break to provide our talented presenter with time to inspire.
Frank Brown is a professional sculptor and motivational speaker with a studio at 255 E. Kellogg in St. Paul. Born with multiple birth defects, he is the youngest of ten children. He grew up in the harsh realities of the Civil Rights movement in southern Illinois. Brown learned sculpture at a young age, working first with wax Kool-aid bottles. He ‘graduated’ to recycling wire hangers as support for clay sculptures, and now does primarily clay and porcelain or bronze pieces. Brown’s work is ‘social commentary art’. It imparts information and invokes a response from the viewer – not just art for art’s sake. If you missed this evening, you missed another fine presentation.
Thanks, Jim Ayers, for providing us with another stellar program!
From the Carvers' Companion - Woodcarver Online Magazine
Loren Woodard, editor of Notes From the Net http://www.carverscompanion.com/
January, 2000 Issue
Material from Woodcarver Online Magazine is copyright protected and is reprinted with permission. Visit http://carverscompanion.com for more information.
VIKING MAGNUM OPUS
(SHOW AND TELL) – May, 2003
Charles Rathsack Cowboy Basswood Acrylics
Ray Delong Walnut Wall Piece Walnut None
Nancy Dardis Wood Burning Basswood Water Color
Polar Bear Wax
Fred Stenman Wood Burning Basswood
Wood Burning Myrtle
Elaine Stenman Log Cabin Relief Basswood Mountain Scene
Russian Face Poplar Gift
Wood Spirit Red Cedar From Rex Branson
Clarence Moe 2 Clowns in Cars Basswood None For Snow Daze Classes
Norm Busta Wood Burning Other Wood Acrylics
Eagles on Willows Polyurethane
Ken Waldhauser Moose Butternut Acrylics Unfinished
Stan Wenker Cardinal Basswood Acrylics Polyurethane
Ray Gritche Golfer Basswood Acrylics
Duane Heng 2 Vases Basswood Acrylics Polyurethane
Paul Thompson Harley Rafsal Figs. Basswood Acrylics
Leo Mielke Buzzard Basswood Acrylics, Wax Pattern from “Carving
Characters”, by Jim Maxwell
James Bastyrd Turtle Tupelo Acrylics, Unfinis. Shell has to be painted.
Duane Edwards Elf Basswood Acrylics Chris Thompson Class
Bill Larson Big Horn Ram Basswood Oil Christmas Present to son.
Took Ram from Colorado
Alice Larson Sailor Basswood Acrylics
Gen Jansen “Calling Loon” Basswood Acrylics, Wax Larry Longtines Class
Russell Scott Indian Man/Woman Catalpa Wax Jeff Phares - Man
Relief in log Ivan Willock - Woman
Woodcarvers Store and School
3056 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55416-0127 (612) 927-7491 (www.woodcarversstore.com)
Jim Abicht, Fine woodworking
Specializing in bases for carving projects (651) 451-7217
Ivan Whillock Studio
122 NE 1st Avenue, Faribault, MN 55021 (507) 334-8306 (www.whillock.com)
Krantz Wood Sales - Carving & Specialty Woods
16748 Stanford St., Forest Lake, MN 55025 (651) 464-5632 (Evenings)
David Lindroth, Custom Cut Woods for Woodcarvers & Artists
8150 – 137th St. W. Apple Valley, Mn 55124 (952) 432-7066
Nelson-Johnson Wood Products, Inc.
3910 Bryant Ave No., Mpls., MN 55412 (612) 529-2978 - cell phone (612) 644-4567
Chris Thompson, Carver and Instructor, (651) 457-4130
Gen Jansen, Carver and Instructor, (320) 252-3966
Bob Masse “Ruff-Cuts”
4930 Whitcomb Dr, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 271-2883
Brad Oren Sculpture Supply
Complete source for stone, wood, clay, abrasives & tools.
Maplewood, MN (651) 773-5285; Minneapolis, MN (612) 822-3338;
Burnsville, MN (952) 892-7999; Minnetonka, MN (952) 542-0111
9741 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN (952) 884-3634
Gregg McCabe, Stubai tool distributor
425 Madison St NE, Minneapolis, MN (612) 379-9342
Garry N. Kolb - Woodcarving Supplies
2528 24 Ave NW, Rochester, Mn. 55901 (507) 289-9138
Copperhead Road Logging and Lumber
Joe Jewett – 54852 Great River Rd. Palisade, Mn. 56469 (218) 845-2832
International Woodcarvers Congress, June 19-22, 2003, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa. Contact Carol Yudis at 563-359-9684, or 2724 State St., Bettendort IA 52722.
Wood Carving Shows During the Summer
Blackduck Wood Carvers Festival, July 26, 2003, Wayside Park, Blackduck, Minnesota. Contact Jim Schram at 218-835-4669 or Robin Stromberg at 218-835-4949.
Lake Bronson 19th Annual International Woodcarvers Festival, August 2-3, 2003, Lake Bronson State Park, Lake Bronson Contact Woodcarvers Show at 218-754-2200 or P.O. Box 9, Lake Bronson, MN 56734 or email@example.com.
Blue Earth 20th Annual Upper Midwest Wood Carvers and Quilt Expo, August 15-17, 2003, Blue Earth Area High School, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Contact Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce at 507-526-2916 or 118 East 6th St., Blue Earth, MN 56013; e-mail Chamber@bevcomm.net.
Have a great summer
Please come to the June/club meeting to discuss the location where the Vikings Wood Carvers members will meet in September. It would be wonderful if we could find a location that would allow us to teach wood carving classes, hold group carving sessions and possible store a library of carving books and tapes. I would think a school, recreation center or something like that would be ideal. Any ideas about what's available in Bloomington or Richfield? Ask your friends, colleagues or neighbors for suggestions to bring to the June meeting. The new location will be announced in the September newsletter.