Art Exhibitions in Bulgaria for Rumen Rakshiev and Nedyalka Rackshieva

Svetla Rakshieva is a respected friend and a talent artist. Her father, Rumen Rakshiev spent his life creating art in many different media. Svetla’s mother, Nedyalka Ruseva Rakshieva also practices very fine needlework created with sewing needles.  I was fortunate to be in Bulgaria at the same time Svetla offered art exhibitions of her father’s […]

Youth Art Clubs are Popular in Velingrad, Bulgaria

During the opening events in Velingrad for artist Rumen Rakshiev and master craftswoman Nedyalka Ruseva Rakshieva I met a woman who hosts three art clubs for children. Each group meets one day a week. Some of the children she works with attended my exhibition through their regular school activities and had expressed to their club […]

A Tribute to Arch Cheney, Photographer and Teacher. One Weekend, One Camera, One Lens

Early in 2104 I attended a photography class taught by Arch Cheney. My intent was to push my boundaries beyond my basic knowledge of my camera and photography. During the class, he showed a one year project where photographer Todd Gibstein shot the same area with only one camera and one lens. This idea never left […]

October Demonstrations in Velingrad Bulgaria

Students from surrounding schools in Velingrad continue to visit the Museum far a first hand experience at carving an eggshell. Each is given a simple design on a chicken egg and some simple instructions to follow. When they are finished they get to take the egg home. I find it fun to watch the initial […]

September 30 2014 Carving Demonstrations in Velingrad Bulgaria

Many classes from the local schools are stopping by the museum in Velingrad, Bulgaria to experience carving with Paragraver Carving. Also, some of the local egg decorating masters spent time experimenting with new materials. The desire to experiment stemmed from my Exhibition now on display here. I am excited to see where this will lead […]