The State Fair of Texas started this weekend and, lest you think this is not the place for connoisseurs of fine art, the butter sculpture displays are a very popular part of the experience. Artist Sharon BuMann has been sculpting butter for the fair for 17 years and arrived this year on September 9 to begin her sculpture (above), which took more than 2,500 pounds of butter and nearly 200 hours to complete, reports the Blue Ribbon News.
If butter is not your favorite medium, you can still see Farmer Mike the Pumpkin Carver in action and—new this year—Burt Fleming, a chainsaw carver working away over at the Truck Zone stage. For the full 24-day schedule, go here.
also by Paula Newton
- Finally! News for Cats - March 27th, 2017
- Social Practice Artist Corrina Mehiel Found Stabbed to Death in DC - March 24th, 2017
- Trump’s “Border Wall” Shines Spotlight on EP Women’s Filmmaker Collective - March 23rd, 2017
- Another Artist Town Hall Meeting in Houston: Time to Get Political - March 22nd, 2017
- Trisha Brown (1936-2017) - March 21st, 2017