Exhibit tells stories in wood

An exhibit entitled, “Stories in Wood,” by Peterborough artist Craig Altobello will be on display in the Daniels Room of the Hancock Town Library beginning Saturday.

The accomplished woodworker works with the grain, texture, and natural color of wood to create images from nature, an ancient wood inlay technique called marquetry.

He uses primarily North American woods, including local species such as black locust, apple, hickory, aspen, butternut, and figured maples. The colorful wood panels include birds, blossoms, botanical illustrations, and landscapes.

Altobello is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the Sharon Arts Center, and is a participant in the annual Monadnock Open Studio Art Tour in October.

The exhibit, which will be on display through Oct. 3, can be viewed during regular library hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since the Daniels Room is sometimes reserved for community meetings, it is always best to call the library at 525-4411 before attending an exhibit.

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