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GPL's Owen Smith Shuman Art Gallery Features Peterborough Artist

Chickadee and Maple 

by Craig Altobello

Craig Altobello Stories in Wood, Mt. Monadnock to the White Mountains

Peterborough artist Craig Altobello will demonstrate the steps taken to create a piece of marquetry art using wood and tools from his studio. Participants will see the process from lumber to the finished piece. Using a scroll saw, Craig will show how he cuts the wood to fit together precisely. It is the character of wood and the beauty beneath the bark that inspires his art.  A variety of woods will be on display for people to handle and imagine how they could be used to represent an image from nature.  

Craig uses the grain, texture, and natural color of wood to creates images from nature. For this exhibit, he combines
his love of hiking with artwork that captures both adventure and the natural history of Mt. Monadnock and the White Mountains. His colorful wood panels include landscapes, birds, alpine flowers, mammals native to the Northern Forest, huts, hikers, rock cairns, and dramatic skies. 

Presentation: Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sibley Hall.

This exhibit and presentation are made possible by the GPL Endowment Trust and the Town of Groton Lecture Fund.

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