Ensemble of wooden sculptures


40 years ago, the idea of decorating the surroundings of Pasvalys district with wood carvings was born. The initiators of this camp were Vytautas Kutkauskas, Juozas Bagdonas, Antanas Stapulionis, and the artistic part of the camp was supervised by a group formed by the Panevėžys Branch of the Lithuanian Folk Art Society. The most important result of the first camp is not so much the appearance of sculptures, but the formation of the creative core of the camp. It consisted of V. Kutkauskas, Stasys Motiejūnas, Vytautas Jackūnas, Povilas Tamulionis and Virginijus Jackūnas from Pasvalys. This tradition was passed on by the masters to the sculptors who joined the creative woodcarvers' camps in later years.

"The old school in Ąžuolpamūšė houses a creative camp for folk craftsmen from the Panevėžys region. 15 woodcarvers from the surrounding regions gathered at the thick oak trees. The working day of the folk masters lasts from light till dark. On 11 June, they set out to complete a great and beautiful task. The picturesque hills of the "Musa" collective farm, the settlement, the yard of the Puškonys mill will be decorated with an ensemble of oak pillars. The largest group of them will decorate the Oak-Pamūšė mound, reminding us of the history of the region", - this message "For the first time in Pasvalys", published in the Pasvalys district newspaper "Darbas" on 28 May 1983, can be regarded as the beginning of one of the cultural phenomena of our region.

Today, the former Panevėžys Folk Masters Creative Camp is better known as the "Šilo Genys" woodcarvers' camp. This name first appeared on 29 May 1986. The name of the "Shilo" camp was first published on the first day of May, 1986, on the first page of the "Labour" newspaper. In this camp, witty sculptures for the old Pasvalys park were created in almost three weeks.

Sculpture ensemble / Photo by L. Simsonas


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