Gerry Holzman presents: "Past is Present"

NORTH CREEK Gerry Holzman, a professional woodcarver since 1970, a carousel restorer since 1976, and a collector of folklore and folk art since seventh grade will be exhibiting and giving a lecture at the Tannery Pond Community Center this summer. The exhibit opens June 28 and runs through July 23. On July 19, Holzman will have an artist reception from 5-7 p.m., and offer a lecture and book signing. Both events are open and free to the public. During the course of my career as a professional woodcarver, I have worked in most of the styles and forms that are typical of this two thousand-year old craft, said Holzman. For this summers show at Tannery Pond, I have created a retrospective exhibit that will serve as a summary of my thirty-two years of chiseling and gouging. Hopefully, the show will also offer its audience an opportunity to understand the connections between the traditions of the past and the practices of the present. Accordingly, the show, The Past is Present, will feature approximately thirty diverse examples of Holzmans work. There will be signs, folk art, carousel art, religious work, full-round sculpture, deep relief work, decorative carving, and even an abstraction or two. The Widlund Gallery in Tannery Pond Community Center is located at 228 Main Street in North Creek and is open from Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays when the "Open" flag is out. For gallery information, call (518) 251-2421.

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