This Saturday August 24, beginning at 10 am please join us at the gallery for a wood carving demonstration by our own William Janelle. Janelle, a self-taught sculptor, grew up in Saco, Maine and has been carving for over 37 years. A subtractive sculptor, he takes away from a single block using hand tools, a style which often leaves tool marks behind as a unique fingerprint. Janelle prefers to work with apple, cherry, butternut, and walnut, but also works in marble, soapstone, alabaster, pumpkin, ice, and snow.
Janelle's style is a fusion of realism and neo-classicalism, which enables the viewer to recognize the subject matter, but also allows the artist the freedom of self-expression. His work is meant to impart the motion of the subject matter, whether it is a bobcat ready to leap or an owl poised for flight.
William Janelle has won over 100 ribbons for his work and has been featured on several news segments, such as Steve Minich's WMTW segment, "Made in Maine". We are very excited to host his wood carving demonstration. It is a unique opportunity to witness an exceptional artist at work.