William Rush woodcarving and wildlife art show and sale Nov. 14-15

October 28, 2009

Ed Dorsey discovered his love for woodcarving during his Boy Scout days back in 1978 after watching carver and Penn State alum Dave Pergrin create a duck head in front of his very own eyes. With a few lessons from Pergrin and some self-teaching, Dorsey has mastered the art. Dorsey was named Woodcarver of the Year by the William Rush Woodcarving Club.

Dorsey's ducks, turtles, songbirds, chipmunks, bears and owls will be on display at the 26th annual William Rush woodcarving and wildlife art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Penn State Brandywine Commons/Athletic Center Gymnasium.

The show also will feature Sister Rose Immaculate Waller, of Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, who will have her photography depicting wildlife, flowers and scenery on display.

The event also will include door prizes every hour, sales on books, tools and supplies and demonstrations from talented carvers. Admission to the event is a $4 donation, which will benefit the Delaware County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association scholarship fund. Children under age 12 are free with an adult.

The William Rush Chapter of the National Woodcarvers Association takes its name from William Rush (1775-1833), a colonial Pennsylvanian who was apprenticed under his father in the shipbuilding trade. Rush’s interest turned to woodcarving, and his frigate figureheads established his fame. He worked from a shop in Philadelphia, carving not only ship figureheads, but also allegorical figures and life-sized busts.

For more information on the art show or club, please contact Jack Robinson at 302-475-2581.

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Last Updated November 04, 2009