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Marquetry art show at the Putnam Gallery at Dublin School

  • Marquetry by Craig Altobello.


Friday, February 08, 2019 12:54PM
DublinWoodworking art show

Craig Altobello will be having a marquetry art show at the Putnam Gallery at Dublin School, on display from Feb. 8 through March 7. The show is open to the public. On Feb. 8, Altobello will give a talk about his art, and meet afterwards with several woodworking classes.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, there will be an exhibit opening for students and the public.

Altobello, of Peterborough, was a hobby woodworker for decades before getting inspired by marquetry, a wood inlay technique of piecing together thin wood cutouts into beautiful, multi-shaded images. A former science teacher, Altobello uses close observations of the natural world to provide his subject matter. The exhibit includes panels explaining the process of making his marquetry art.

Craig uses the grain, texture, and natural color of wood to create images from nature. For this exhibit, Altobello combines his love of outdoor rambling with artwork that captures both the adventure and natural history of Acadia National Park, Mt. Monadnock, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. His colorful wood panels are created primarily from North American woods and include landscapes, birds, flowers, mammals, AMC huts, rock cairns, and dramatic skies. Altobello is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and Sharon Arts Center.

The Putnam Gallery is located in Gillespie Hall at the Dublin School, 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin.