GRAY — The Chainsaw Wildlife Art event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26.

Carvings will be sold.

Those attending are encouraged to bring ear plugs and cameras.

Four professional chain saw carving artists will participate.

Ron Carlson is a professional chain saw carver from China, Maine. He began woodcarving in the mid-1960s and enjoyed this hobby until the early 1990s, when a friend introduced him to the chain saw. The speed and versatility of chain saw cutting amazed him, and his lifelong hobby became his business in 1993.

Tim Pickett is from southern Maine and has carved the bear, turtle and mountain lion at the park.

Dan Burns is from the Augusta area and specializes in carving bears and birds. He does free-standing carvings as well as stumps.

Andrew Logan’s visions for his chain saw art come easily to him as a descendant of generations of artistically talented people. His admiration and appreciation of nature’s beauty and all living creatures, domestic or wild, is the inspiration behind his carvings.

FMI: 207-657-4977, www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.mefishwildlife.com.


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