In The Studio With Master Artisans, Evgeni Dimov and Georgi Todorov

In Evgeni Dimov Workshop 2014 Sopot Bulgaria Photo 1

I had the distinct privilege of training with a true master of wood carving and metal engraving, Evgeni Dimov. On two different occasions during my stay in Bulgaria I traveled to Sopot, Bulgaria where Evgeni creates his masterpieces. His work is sought after all over the world, creating many commission pieces each year. I was […]

Karlovo Bulgaria American-Bulgarian Art Exchange 2014 Opening Day

Karlovo Bulgaria Art Exhibition 2014 Opening Day Bokhalov Khan photo 1

November 17 saw the opening of the Karlovo, Bulgaria portion of the American-Bulgarian Art Exchange for 2014. Bokhalov Khan is the location, An old building renovated to show what life was like in history. The opening was well attended and opened officially by the Vice-Mayor of Karlovo. This exhibition is a multi-artist collaboration offering many styles […]

The Return of Desi to Egg Carving in Velingrad Bulgaria

Kate and Desi Carving Eggs November 8 2014 Photo 1

In 2011 Desislava Kasapova (Desi for short) was my number one pupil. She spoke good English and served as my interpreter many times. She immediately showed a great level of natural skill with the Paragraver Power Pen. After school, she would often stop by the Ethnographic Museum to carve a few eggs and even took […]

Second 2014 Bulgarian Art Exchange Exhibition Held In Plovdiv

Plovdiv Bulgaria Art Exhibition 2014 Opening Night Ethnographic Museum photo 1

Plovdiv, Bulgaria was the location for my second 2014 Exhibition. Opening night was at the Ethnographic Museum located in Old Plovdiv on October 15th. The staff were wonderful to work with and the building has a great history. I highly recommend visiting the Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv to anyone visiting Bulgaria.          […]

Gallery Show for Петя Георгиева (Peta Georgieva) in Sofia Bulgaria

Peta

I was fortunate to be invited to an exhibition by Bulgarian artist Петя Георгиева (Peta Georgieva). I set a day aside for a bus ride to Sofia, Bulgaria so that I could see her offerings. Her work is distinctive and very vibrant. Peta’s works in this collection definitely remind me of places I have visited across […]