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The Wood Carvings of Archie Meredith

July 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

We are proud to display the remarkable wood carvings of artist Archie Meredith this month! Archie has been carving wood since he retired in 2000. His first instructor was Rex McHail at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Archie carves with a small group of people at the Chili Senior Center. He enjoys the art of carving, saying it is both relaxing and stimulating: relaxing because carving requires a person to slow down and stay focused; stimulating because research is required before you begin carving a new subject. Each project involves hours of hands-on loving care. His Red-Tailed Hawk on display in our case was completed in 100 hours.

Come to the Henrietta Public Library to view Archie's creative, detailed step-by-step carving technique exhibit which includes a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Chickadee, the famous Pickle Man, and other delights for eyes of all ages!

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