Art Walk Exhibit: Expressions in Hardwood

As part of Binghamton's First Friday Art Walk -- and as part of July Fest, Downtown Binghamton's Arts and Music Festival -- the Connelly Gallery The Connelly Gallery at 205 State St, Binghamton, NY 13901-2711 will hold an exhibit and sale of wood sculpture by local artist, Charles M. Hoffman beginning Friday, July 7, 2006 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Opening night guests will be treated to mini-massages by Licensed Massage Therapist Suzy Williams from Body Bliss Massage Therapy. The exhibit and sale of wood carvings by Charles Hoffman will Wood sculptor, Charles M. Hoffmancontinue through July 28, weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment (Telephone: 607-722-9593).

The son of a carpenter, Charles M. Hoffman, who was educated at the University of Connecticut, developed an aesthetic appreciation of wood at an early age. Wood carving entitled Bird by Charles M. Hoffman Perhaps his 25-year career marketing high quality, specialty millwork helped develop his artistic sensibility, but it wasn't until the late 1970s that his passion for wood sculpting took off with the gift of a chisel set from his wife Sally. Today, his carvings, like those on exhibit and for sale in the Gallery, exploit the natural beauty of his medium -- wood. Additional details in the slideshow of selected sculptures and in the Exhibition Brochure. [PDF: 82kb}

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