A Clinton resident will soon showcase her woodcarvings at the Windmill Cultural Center.

Woodcarver Carol Leavy, of Clinton, will display her hand-carved sculptures in September and October at Fulton’s Windmill Cultural Center. A reception will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the center. Leavy will demonstrate a carving during the event.

Leavy is a self taught painter and six years ago began seriously with woodcarving. She is a member of the Mississippi Valley Woodcarvers Club and of the Affiliated Woodcarvers, an organization that puts on the largest juried International Woodcarvers Congress in the U.S.

She works primarily in basswood, but has done carvings with white walnut, cottonwood and cypress.  Hand tools are her instruments of choice, but she has experimented with power carving and chain saw carving.

The center’s temporary exhibits began with Mississippi River willow furniture, progressed to woodworking and handmade tools, and will end with using wood for art.

In September and October, the Windmill Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit is free and the facility is handicap accessible.

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