Spring hours

Open: Monday, Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 - 5:00

(closed Tuesday and Sunday)

Art Attack Events at Center of the World

Saturday, April 29

Center of the World is offering two events as part of the annual, community-wide Art Attack:

4 pm — Carving Wood: by Machine & by Hand

This presentation and demonstration will explore two vastly different approaches to carving wood — by machine and by hand. The techniques are vastly different, each requiring a unique set of skills.

Philip Mielke programs the computer for all of the machine carvings that are produced on the shop’s wood router CNC. He will demonstrate how he creates a design on the computer, and how the router then translates that design into a three-dimensional woodcarving. Visitors will have the opportunity to view and handle some of Phil’s finished pieces.

Terry Hanover, owner of Center of the World, will speak about his approach to woodcarving, which is the age-old technique of handcarving with a chisel and mallet.

10 am to 4 pm — Local History Movies Day

A series of four short, local history documentaries will be played back-to-back throughout the day. Visitors are welcome to come and go at any time. 

To be featured:
A Dying Art: Maple Syrup Making in Galien
Directed by Justin Olmstead of Australia, this documentary received the 2012
Canberra International Short Film Festival. It follows the film-maker’s American grandfather and his helpers during their annual tradition of making syrup.

New Troy: The Center of the World
In 2005, the tiny town of New Troy was dying, until the efforts of a grass-roots organization breathed new life into their community. This inspirational film relates the story of the town’s rebirth.

The Great Sawyer Train Wreck
Produced by Terry Hanover. Through photographs, home-movie footage, and
interviews, this documentary relates a 1958 train derailment in Sawyer —
the cause, the tragedy that resulted, and the effects on the community.

Morley Mill: a brief history
Also produced by Hanover, this just-released documentary tells the story of
New Troy’s Morley Mill, which was built in 1866 — the man who built it,
the people who worked in it, and the customers who patronized it.

The movies will play on a repeating loop beginning at 10:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm. There is no charge to attend.