Keiderling’s carvings at library

Oct 19, 2013

Thomaston — A whimsical collection of cottonwood bark carvings by Wayne Keiderling of Warren is on display through November at Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The collection includes hobbit houses — designed, Keiderling said, to help with the current shortage of hobbit housing — as well as other small buildings and structures, carved seabirds and ducks, an elephant and tiny owl carvings that fit in the palm of one’s hand.

Keiderling uses bark taken only from dead trees found in various locations throughout the United States and Canada, including Maine. He has been carving in wood for approximately four years and is a member of the Penobscot Bay Carvers and Artists Association and the Maine Wood Carvers Association. Keiderling is an avid musician, as well.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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