As WOC 2013 exhibits opened Tuesday morning, attendees began streaming into Silver Lot 3 to watch the nine concrete artisans and their crews demonstrate their creative processes. Visitors watched as Roy Bowman’s team from Concrete Visions, Inc. painstakingly applied a series of stencils to its polished slab to produce a realistic 3-D image of a Scrabble game in progress. They watched as Nathan Giffen’s Vertical Artisans team applied color to its hand-carved concrete “stone” wall and elaborate lettering. They examined the molds that Richard Winget used to form the Mayan-inspired frieze and dragon heads that embellish his concrete portal. They saw Concrete Industry Management students try their hands at stencil work for Mike Murray’s “Concrete Cares” design. They talked with John Bazella about his pervious concrete table and chairs.

Today and tomorrow attendees are encouraged to visit the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Concrete pavilion in Silver Lot 3 to see the finished art projects and vote for their favorites. Be sure to take time to see and learn about the impressive exhibitor displays in the Decorative Pavilion, and cast your vote in that competition, too.