50 Years of Carvers
New England Woodcarvers, Inc
Carving clubs, unfortunately, come and go, ebbing and flowing with changes in membership and passing of time. The New England Woodcarvers is a happy exception. Founded in 1965, the club celebrated 50 years in 2015.
One of the projects selected to celebrate the 50th anniversary was creation of the book 50 Years of Carvers. The effort was spearheaded by editors Jerry Grimes, Keith Oldfield and Joe Marshall with help from many others. The hardcover book, printed in color on slick paper, is also a celebration of the many diverse styles of carving and carvers in the club. It features over 109 carvers and their work spread over 228 pages. and includes a lot of names with which you will be familiar, ranging from Paul Ward (on the cover) to long-time WOM contributor Pete LeClair. Interestingly, the chapters are by subject area, so individual carvers often end up in multiple chapters.
The book is available for purchase at a cost of $30 for NEWC members and $35 for non-members. If interested, contact Jerry Grimes via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or vis telephone at 978–660-0625