Now Showing in the Ledyard Gallery
Art in Wood: The White Mountains, Mt. Monadnock, and Acadia - Marquetry by Craig Altobello
Crawford Notch from Elephants Head by Craig Altobello
Saturday, June 1 through Wednesday, July 31.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
DEMONSTRATION as part of a Howe 2.0 event - Sunday, June 30 from 2-4 p.m.
Like people, trees respond to what happens to them. What they live through creates their character. Sunlight and soil, ice and wind...All these things leave their unique mark on the inside. I work wood's diverse color, grain, and texture, patiently and meticulously, to re-veal the 'inside story'. And like people, this story hidden beneath the bark is beautiful, and forever astonishing.
Craig Altobello was introduced to woodworking in 1978 during a workshop with design-er/craftsman Thomas Moser of Maine. Ever since, he has been making furniture for his family and friends. Craig has attended workshops at the Haystack School of Crafts and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine; Shelburne Craft School in Vermont; and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH. His path to marquetry grew out of teaching middle school science, where he and his students documented their outdoor explorations through writing and art using cut paper collage. Craig saw the potential to work with the colors and patterns in wood to bring “collage” to his woodworking. He traveled to the Col-lege of the Redwoods in California to learn marquetry. The knowledge and skills gained in that course provided a touchstone experience and launched him into his current work. Craig is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH, where he lives.
We're looking for artists to exhibit in the gallery! E-mail Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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