WOODCARVING SHOW


The international woodcarving show will present the artistic works of 120 talented participants from 70 different countries and regions. They will be joined by Americans artists to share ideas on this year’s theme “Roots”.

Most of our participants are going to work in a small group to demonstrate relief woodcarving. The audience can expect to see the affiliation of various woodcarving styles being made on a single wood slab. Through collaboration, we encourage the artistic development of the participating artists. The ultimate goal of the program is to rediscover how passion is shared beyond boundaries.

While each of them has their own unique characteristics, a different approach might just spark creativity!


Participants (In the alphabetical order of the country and region represented)

Eduart GJOPALAJ

The mystical and unique characteristics of wood, a natural and live material, are what amaze Eduart from the very start. Many times the grain patterns of the wood itself are what guide and inspire him to bring his creative ideas to life. Eduart’s art work is influenced by different styles including modern, abstract and even religious themes.
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Maksim PAPARIZO

I finished the art high school on 1986. I have worked as a woodcarver in Gjirokaster, Albania. I took part in local and national galleries in Albania and Greece. From 1993 until today I work as a woodcarver on church, traditional and classic woodworks in Greece.

Kinley TENZIN

He completed the Wood Carving Course from the National Institute of Zorigchusum in Thimphu in 2005. For the last 10 years, he has been working under Mr. Sangay Penjor as a wood carver. His work is part of the Buddha Project in Thimphu, Bhutan. He reconstructs and restores various temples in Bhutan. He does handicraft works and carves mask and other religious items for temples and monasteries.

Sangay PENJOR

He has completed the Wood Carving Course from the National Institute of Zorigchusum in Trashi Yangtse in 2004. For the last 13 years, he has worked with the following Agencies/departments, including woodcarving works for the construction of Buddha Project in Thimphu, Bhutan. He reconstructs and restores various temples in Bhutan. He does handicraft works and carves mask and other religious items for temples and monasteries.

Gilson Firmino PEREIRA

I am 38 years old, I have 23 years old of woodcarving experience. I am married I have 3 children. I am a native of Ibimirim Pernambuco and currently living in Taboão da serra São Paulo.

Kalina PAVLOVA

My art is founded on the principles of harmony with is environment and the surrounding architecture. Sometimes architecture and design are my guides in combining parts, at other times this happens more emotionally. I serve aesthetics with faith to detail, which I hope the viewer will feel for herself.
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Yacouba BONDE

I have learned sculpting and carving with my childhood friends since 1980. I travelled with the Mask group of Boni to Belgium in 2004. The same year, I attended the World Festival Culture in France and Switzerland in FIFO. I went to QUAI museum in France with the Mask group of Boni in 2006.

Roeurn RIM

I am now working as teacher of sculpture at School of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I studied at School of Art in 1990 to 2000. Then, I continued his B.A degree at Royal University of Fine Arts of Cambodia until 2005. I used to work with many projects of promoting of woodcarving in Cambodia and also with other foreign partners.