Wood Carving and Carousels
On Wednesday, July 16, wood carver Gerry Holzman will present a program entitled, ‘The Sounds of Carving: the Power of Words’ at the Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, N.Y. The Museum opens at 6 p.m. for tours, and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. In this illustrated lecture, Holzman will use portraits and quotations from the Empire State Carousel to show how well-chosen words can often affect the course of history. He will also provide an update on the status of Cambridge’s own carousel. Another highlight of the evening will be the first public showing of Holzman’s recently completed carving of Pete Seeger, the late folk singer who so effectively used the power of song. The portrait will be formally dedicated at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown in September of this year. Holzman has been the head carver and chief consultant for the Empire State Carousel since 1984.