Date

September 24, 2021

Artist Talk with Christen Dokk Smith

Date

September 24, 2021

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Online
Summary

Anyone who has attended recent carving festivals or has visited the Carving Shed on Chesterman Beach will be familiar with Christen Dokk Smith and his work, which is a combination of “old-world craftsmanship, west coast design, and contemporary innovation.” Join us in September for an Artist Talk with local artist Christen, where he will discuss how he has been keeping busy during the pandemic, including a Stave Church project he has been working on with carvers in Norway. 

Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a 4 year apprenticeship in woodcarving at the Viking ship museum in Oslo. During his apprenticeship Christen was trained in the classical European way of carving, focusing on Viking, Medieval, Baroque and Rococo. He was also taught the art of making high precision replicas for the museum. Christen received in the autumn of 2011 a scholarship to go to the City and Guild of London Art school, where he could focus on his passion – sculptures. After graduating, Christen moved to Tofino to learn from the First Nation carvers and pursue an artistic career. Christen has done several commissions for the Viking ship museum, University in Oslo, churches and for individuals.


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Event Speakers

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  • Christen Dokk Smith
    Christen Dokk Smith
    Carver, Artist

    Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a 4 year apprenticeship in woodcarving at the Viking ship museum in Oslo. During his apprenticeship Christen was trained in the classical European way of carving, focusing on Viking, Medieval, Baroque and Rococo. He was also taught the art of making high precision replicas for the museum. Christen received in the autumn of 2011 a scholarship to go to the City and Guild of London Art school, where he could focus on his passion – sculptures. After graduating, Christen moved to Tofino to learn from the First Nation carvers and pursue an artistic career. Christen has done several commissions for the Viking ship museum, University in Oslo, churches and for individuals.

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