June 14, 2012
Art can begin with a chain saw: A preview of the upcoming Forces of Nature art exhibit.
Artist Charles Dickson recently was at the Arboretum demonstrating how he uses a chain saw as a first step to creating a sculpture.
He is one of the 130 artists and artisans who were invited to create sculptures, furniture, woodturning and other pieces out of wood salvaged from the trees downed by last December's windstorm.
His creation as well the work of the others will be shown at the art exhibit, Forces of Nature, from November 30 to December 2, at the Arboretum. Mark your calendar so you'll be able to view all the beautiful objects that will give new life to the 235 downed trees.