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Circus theme for Whittlers' 35th annual show at Shrine Club May 19-20

For this year's show at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, members of the Pikes Peak Whittlers are individually carving pieces to evoke an overall circus theme.
Courtesy of Pikes Peak Whittlers
May 8, 2018
       For their 35th annual show at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, the Pikes Peak Whittlers have chosen a circus theme.
       The two-day Woodcarving and Woodworking Show and Competition will be the weekend of May 19-20. The times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
       The Shrine Club is at 6 S. 33rd St.
       Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military, and free for children under 12 with an adult.
       “All of our members were given the opportunity of doing a circus-related carving in 1/12 scale, which would then be gathered into the circus at the show,” said Pikes Peak Whittlers spokesperson John Armstrong.
       Along with an event press release, he provided a photo (displayed on this page) of circus-type figures that had been carved as of February by several club members. “Additional figures are still being worked on by others,” he said.
       ”We chose this theme because it would allow everyone to be involved, no matter what their skill level,” Armstrong elaborated. “The final circus should be quite a sight, with clowns, acrobats, animal acts, etc. being depicted. After the show we would be interested in donating the circus to a local charity.”
       Desiree Hajny, an emeritus member of the Caricature Carvers of America, will be judging carvings at the show in multiple categories.
       The Pikes Peak Whittlers promote their craft through education, sharing, and competition. For more information, Armstrong can be reached at 590-8694 or armsfam@aol.com.

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