Ligonier Decoys and Wildlife Carving
Time & Location
About the Event
The lecture and demonstration with artist Denny Nurkiewicz is on Saturday, June 26th and begins at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required by June 22nd.
Denny fell in love with the art form of decoy and wood carving after visiting the shops, museums, and carving shows of the Eastern Shore. He began his own carvings in the 80’s, producing pieces in workshops and seminars.
Denny’s amazing carvings reflect his life experiences. He has spent decades hunting and fishing the mountains and streams of Penn’s Woods. He has regularly fished Michigan’s Pere Marquette, Au Sable and Manistee rivers with his two sons. Several West Virginia streams have also seen his flies. His life-sized, detailed carvings reflect these experiences. The carvings have been featured in local newspapers and recently shown in the 2020 edition of Wildfowl Carving Competition. Denny has successfully shown his work in regional and national exhibitions.
The lecture will entail a look at the origins of decoys and their evolution to desirable art forms. Denny will show some of his carvings and demonstrate several techniques including feather detailing. He will also provide tool, supply, and reference materials for the beginning carver as well as a recommendation for experienced artists to show their “flat art” at regional and national carving shows. Join us for an in-depth and fascinating journey into wildlife woodcarving with Denny.