Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bow Making Demonstration May 23 at Indian Springs

GENERATIONS GALLERY in the Historic Village at Indian Springs
will present a BOW MAKING DEMONSTRATION on Saturday Morning, May 23rd
with Chuck Mulky, with Taylor Manufacturing. Jim Taylor has been
making finely crafted longbows for over 30 years. His shop, located
in rural Russellville, Alabama, is surrounded by old growth native
hardwood forest. He uses these woods extensively in the production of
his bows.

Mr. Taylor is a half blood member of the Choctaw Indian Nation
and has been adopted as a Tribal Bowyer by several other Native
American Nations. He is also a recognized Master Artisan Member of
the National Indian Arts And Crafts Board.

Not only a talented Bowyer, but an excellent archer as well, Jim
was the World Primitive Longbow Champion for four consecutive years

"The bow and arrow, still crafted by our Native Americans,
is a perfect example of the traditions we hope to preserve," explains
Generations Gallery founder, Andi Kulp. "The Village at Indian
Springs, with the Museum where the Treaty with the Creek Indians was
signed in 1825, is the natural place for families to learn about life
as it was in the earliest times of our country."

The bow making demonstration is free with no purchase
necessary. Bow kits will be available for purchase at the Gallery and
participants can receive help finishing and stringing their bows
during the demonstration. All finishing materials are furnished. Pre-
registering will insure that the right inventory of the different
draw weights will be on hand. Draw weights vary from 35-70 pounds @
28". Heavier weights are used for hunting.

For more information contact Generations Gallery at 800-352-7212 or 770-775-7916.
The Gallery s located at 1825 Highway 42 South, Flovilla GA 30216.
Six miles south of Jackson GA. 45 Minutes South of Atlanta on I-75;
Take Exit 205 East thru Jackson. Follow signs to Indian Springs State
Park - about six miles south of Jackson. Stay for lunch at Pinky's
Cafe'; enjoy shopping for fashions, antiques and gifts, Camping and
Cottages are available in The Village at Indian Springs
(770-775-5350) and at the Indian Springs State Park

Nearby you can explore the Dauset Trails Nature
Center with natural habitat exhibits with wildlife animals
( 770-775-6798) Admission is free to most attractions; parking fees
at a minimal of a few dollars at the state park.Visit the website to
learn about the free childrens art workshops, the writers groups and
other events at village.

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