Woodcarving Exhibit Coming to Courthouse Community Center
The Salem, N.Y., Courthouse Community Center is preparing for an exciting new exhibit in its Great Hall. The ‘Past is Present’ featuring the woodcarvings of Gerry Holzman, will open with a reception on Friday, June 27, at 5 p.m. The show is a retrospective displaying 20 to 25 unique woodcarvings highlighting the progression of the artist’s interests and skills. Holzman, a Cambridge, N.Y., resident, has been a professional woodcarver since 1970. Carousel horses are one of his keen interests, having restored over 100 antique pieces and creating 250 original carousel carvings. He learned his craft by studying in England with master carver Gino Masero. Referring to himself as “a weathered and sometimes wayward woodcarver,” he revels in taking a shapeless piece of wood and transforming it into an attractive and useful creation with a story to tell. Holzman’s work is very well known; his client list includes Disney World, Cunard Lines and the South Street Seaport. The CCC is hosting this show which will be featured during the Al Fresco Dinner on Saturday, July 26, and on display until Monday, August 4. There is no admission to experience these fine woodcarvings. For additional information, call the CCC at 518-854-7053.