The February 2021 Exhibit at the Deming Art Center will be a one man show featuring the woodworking talents of local artist Dick Costa. His love of woodworking began when he was a young man watching his father carve 3D fish and whales. Soon he was learning to carve and a lifelong respect of woods and woodworking was born. After retiring from a career as a Construction Engineer, Dick and his wife, Nancy, began traveling and ended up moving to Deming from Massachusetts. His son (to whom he attributes his more recent return to woodworking) asked why he did not get back into woodworking, so after setting up a complete shop in his garage, Dick is turning out some beautiful pieces of wood in the form of vases and sculptures which are more creative and challenging. Dick uses techniques in his work that he has learned from people all over the world, as well as unique woods that are only found outside the US. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.