Wood turner featured at Artisans Fest
CENTREVILLE — The 45th Centreville Rotary Artisans Festival will be back in town at the 4-H Park Oct. 1 and 2. This year’s featured artist is Tony De Masi, who has been a hobby woodworker for more than 25 years and has been involved in wood turning since 2006. His goal is to provide people with a wide variety of wood turned items that are made to be used and to be appreciated as art.
De Masi takes great pride in creating various pieces, including bowls, hollow forms, platters, pens, bottle stoppers and other items. Asked about his work, he stated: “I really love to turn bowls. I find it extremely rewarding to create something that someone else will use in their lives.”
In addition to De Masi’s work, the festival will feature artists from the surrounding Delmarva Region. Available for purchase will be original paintings, pottery, basketry, stained glass, wood carvings, jewelry, fiber art, photography and more.
Along with De Masi, the Centreville Rotary hopes to make this year’s event memorable. The Festival is one of the largest and most diverse of the Eastern Shore craft and artisans fairs. An attraction for families may be the Children’s Corner (fun-filled activities for children) with pumpkin decorating, face painting, scarecrow making, and train and hay wagon rides.
An added attraction to previous festivals, “Touch-A-Truck” will be back with an assortment of trucks and vehicles offering children a handson opportunity to explore working trucks of all types.
Admission is free to the festival, but there will be small fee for the Children’s Corner to cover expenses. Donations are accepted at the gate and proceeds from this annual fundraiser go to support local youth scholarships, operate a regional shelter for victims of domestic violence, participate in the rotary worldwide project to eradicate polio, Lifeline Wells for Ghana, a clean water project in Africa, and support of other local charities.
For more information visit www.CentrevilleRotary.org or contact Judy Friis at 410-827-8200 or Chris Perkins at 410-978-0198.
TONY DE MASI