Carving project at Storefront

When you are walking the trails at Little Mountain Park remember to look up!

John Sayer, a local artist, has been working on a carving project with students from the Salmon Arm Storefront program. As part of the project John brought a number of his own carvings and with permission from the City of Salmon Arm, he, and a group of students and staff from Salmon Arm Storefront, recently installed them in Little Mountain Park for all to enjoy. The small carvings, primarily faces, were installed with ceramic screws so they would not cause damage to the trees.

Many of the carvings in the park were made last school year by Sayers at the Medicine Wheel Table at Storefront, while John shared stories of ancestry – and carving help and tips – with the Storefront students. This year’s students are now trying their hand at carving, with support from Sayers and Storefront staff.

Youth and Family Support Worker Sylvia Lindgren said she walked Little Mountain on the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed looking for them hiding amongst the trees. “They are quite fun and feel very much part of the forest.” A community member also called the school district to thank John and the students, saying they are a wonderful addition to the park.