Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Carving Workshop

Region 2 Arts Council is sponsoring a carving workshop, “Team Totem II,” presented by Paul Albright on Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th from Noon to 4 p.m. each day at the Walker Area Community Center.

Paul Albright is a well-known sculptor who has worked with wood and metal for the past 20 years. He recently was featured in a Walker event for a large sculpture in black walnut entitled “On Eagles Wings.” Paul was also chosen as one of the sculpture walk artists in downtown Bemidji for his sculpture entitled “Wolf Watch Totem.”

Participants will learn the traditional totem pole process and will assist in carving a totem pole. Those attending will need no prior carving experience and required tools will be provided by the instructor.

The workshop is limited to 14 people. The workshop fee is $50 per participant. To register, send a check in the amount of $50.00 made payable to the Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. The registration deadline is January 5, 2010.

If you have questions regarding the content of the workshop, please email Paul Albright at