Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The World Family of Archers

Every so often, the small logging town of Darrington, Washington is home to the Outdoor World Field Archery Championships. Archers from around the world come to participate in this event. Next year, Darrington will be hosting the National tournament in July.

The sculpture below was created in the early 1980's by Marvin Kastning, a retired art teacher at the local high school. Mr. Kastning also played a huge part in bringing the tournament to Darrington.

I've seen this sculpture many times when we stop at the grocery store on our trips over to Okanogan. Now I know the history of it.

4 comments:

chrome3d said...

A great sculpture and what a glorious background! Archery easily creates a graceful silhouette.

James said...

That is really neat. I like how they are all lined up.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's beautiful dear Sally!
Very interesting post
Léia

Michelle Johnson said...

The sculpture is great as it serves as the backbone for these tournaments. Glad you were able to share its history. Hope all is well.