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Stories in Wood: The Marquetry Art of James Macdonald (Art Show)

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Stories in Wood: The Marquetry Art of James Macdonald (Art Show)

Gallery Reception: August 19 (5:30-7:30 pm)
Show Run: 8/04/22 to 10/01/22
Free Artist Talk: September 17 (1:30 pm)

James Macdonald, an artist, luthier, and musician based in Burnham, Maine, builds electric solid body guitars featuring hand-cut marquetry art. The artist will discuss his crafting methods and the inspiration that guides his work at the Free Artist Talk on September 17.

Using a combination of handwork and machines very similar to the methods used in the 1950s, he is creating guitars that preserve the best of the past, while using the instrument as a canvas to create narrative-based artwork using thin wood veneers from around the world as his palette.

CCAC will host an open house event with the artists. The event will take place partly outdoors, with light refreshments served. The event is free to attend, but guests must register in advance to get tickets for the open house event only.

Chocolate Church Arts Center
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM, every day through Oct 01, 2022.

Event Supported By

Chocolate Church Arts Center

Artist Group Info

James Macdonald
Chocolate Church Arts Center
804 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530
(207) 442-8455