BRETTON WOODS, N.H. Craig Altobello’s art exhibition, Stories in Wood: White Mountain Art, will be featured in the Mt. Willard Dining Room of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at
Crawford Notch until June 30, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public whenever the space is not otherwise in use for programming or meal service.
Altobello uses the grain, texture, and natural color of wood to create images of nature. For this exhibit, the artist expresses his love of hiking through artwork that captures the adventure and natural history of the White Mountains. His colorful wood panels are created primarily from North American woods and include landscapes, birds, alpine flowers, rock cairns, and dramatic skies. Altobello uses marquetry, a wood inlay technique of piecing together thin wood cutouts into beautiful multi-shaded images.
The Peterborough artist is a former science teacher and uses close observations of the natural world, especially the birds, plants, trees, and landscapes of New Hampshire, to provide the subject matter of
his creations. Altobello’s teaching background also comes through in his enthusiasm for sharing marquetry with others. His exhibit includes panels explaining the technique step-by-step. To see more examples of his work, check out his artist website.