Sunday, February 08, 2009

Coming Events

February Meeting:
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM, at the Ed Wood Trade and Industry Center, STI.
Project: Continue carving 2X2 samples from patterns provided by Derek
(Maybe President Hansen will have some additional work to do)

29th Annual CWS Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale:
February 20, 7-9:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Feb. 22 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
At the Downtown Holiday Inn.

Desiree Hajny Carving Seminar:
March 14th at the Center for Active Generations. Desiree will be teaching techniques for carving hair detail on realistic animal carvings. The limited number of registrants for this class has been filled. Call Frank Orthmeyer at (605) 333-9980 to see if any cancellations have occurred.

March Meeting:
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 AM, at the Ed Wood Trade and Industry Center, STI.
Project: (to be announced)

Meet Member Derek Boekhoff

Derek Boekhoff, SDWC member since 2007, was born in Sioux Falls and moved to Montana when very young. He lived there for ten years. Then he moved with his parents and two sisters, to California and then to Idaho for a number of years. They moved back to Sioux Falls two and 1/2 years ago. Derek has a lot of family in the Sioux Falls area including a second set of grandparents.

Derek's grandfather, living in Montana, is a Master Carver who introduced Derek to carving in 2001. Derek was on his way home from Heartland Baptist Bible College when he stopped to visit his grandfather. Grandfather showed Derek his carvings and gave Derek several tools. Together, they worked on a two-foot by two and half foot carving of panthers in a grassland scene. Derek has this carving and plans to add more foliage some day. This grandfather has been a big inspiration for Derek to carve.

Today, Derek works at a Sioux Falls manufacturing plant called "Showcase Wood Products. Future plans for Derek include making furniture and adding relief carvings to the product. Derek is fond of wild life subjects such as wild cats and panthers for his projects. He has also enjoyed carving small Christmas ornaments for family members. He likes relief carving, but does three-dimensional as well. A leopard lamp carving is one that he has been working on during our club meetings.

Derek earned a BA in Church Music at Heartland Bible College. Today, he is much involved in his congregational activities and does some music arrangements. Derek has also been a pianist for eighteen years. Derek is one of our newer and younger club members and is very faithful to attend our meetings. It's been fun to watch the progress of Derek's leopard lamp carving. It was shown at the Sioux Empire Fair Expo this past summer. We Enjoy Derek's participation in our club activities and appreciate his willingness to serve as our new Vice President.