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Woodturners at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center Gallery

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The Carson Valley Woodturners group are the featured artists at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center Gallery during July and August.

There will be an artists’ reception 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday when the woodturners group will demonstrate their craft.

The Carson Valley Woodturners Club is a chartered member of the American Association of Woodturners. Conceived in 2006, the club has grown to 35 members. The club provides a forum for individuals interested in woodturning and accommodates men and women with skill levels from beginner to advance.

“Community outreach remains a central focus of the Carson Valley Woodturners. With the elimination of industrial arts in so many of our elementary and high schools, wood working and wood turning in particular are becoming a lost art,” members stated. “Club members participate in two or three craft fairs each year in an effort to bring this art form back into the public eye, and to increase participation.”

In 2010, the Woodturners partnered with Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs to provide a hands-on teaching experience at least twice a year for interested students. In 2012, the Woodturners introduced a pilot program at Sierra Lutheran High School in north Douglas County.

The Copeland Cultural Arts Center Gallery is located at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information about the exhibit, call the Carson Valley Arts Council at 782-8207 or visit http://www.cvartscouncil.com.