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 […]

Emil and Mila Kjenstad on Vacation

These two young people from Norway were on vacation in Velingrad with their parents. I met them during lunch at a restaurant near the museum in Velingrad, Bulgaria. I invited them to come to one of the public demonstrations hosted at the museum. Due to the number of people at the demonstration, there wasn’t much […]

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 […]

Follow Up Visit After the Utah State Fair

                    Meet Jason, Aries and Travis. These three fun folks spent some time with me at the 2014 Utah State Fair at the egg carving demonstration. It was fortunate that they were the last visitors of the day because they were very interested in making their […]

Utah State Fair 2014 Egg Carving Interactive Exhibit

The staff of the 2014 Utah State Fair asked me to offer a demonstration of egg carving. Instead of carving eggs and having people watch me, I chose to create an interactive presentation where visitors could carve a simple design and keep the egg afterward. I think this idea worked really well. The event ran […]