Konstantinos Papadakis emigrated from Greece in the mid-1960s with only $63 in his pocket and has since become one of the most prolific Byzantine-style woodcarvers in the United States. Making his home in Minnesota for the last several decades, Papadakis’ work can be seen in the State Capitol building. While Papadakis carves both secular and religious works, he specializes in detailed carvings for Orthodox churches, including large iconostasis, or icon screens, some which measure more than 40 feet long and eight feet high.

Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Brass Messengers
Glen Helgeson
Dan Israel
Dean Magraw + Peter Ostroushko

Special Thanks
Fr. Thomas Begley
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church
Denise Wenzel

Artist web site: Konstantinos Papadakis