Student exhibits art at library

Posted May 02, 2011, at 11:58 p.m.

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library announced a new exhibit in Community Displays Program, featuring artwork by Thomaston student Zach Spofford. The exhibit, which includes pencil sketches, wood burned images and photos of wood burns that were unavailable for display, will remain in the library through most of May.

Spofford, 18, is a student at the Mid-coast Christian Academy, housed in the Thomaston Academy Building. He has been working with wood burning for approximately four years after having been taught by Jerry Radley, a youth group leader at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church in Rockland.

Spofford’s display includes many of his own renditions of figures from pop culture and media, including images of characters from new and classic films. He also reproduces photographs, such as one taken of his friends, or still images from films as woodburns. The display features woodburned images of Heath Ledger as the Joker in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight;” the Cheshire Cat from Disney’s 1951 animated feature “Alice in Wonderland” and the Red Queen from Tim Burton’s 2010 re-make of the same title, characters from Pixar’s “Toy Story” franchise, and Nickelodeon’s “Nick at Nite” logo. Also featured is a reproduction of M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere” (1935), which Spofford produced in graphite.

For more information about the Community Displays program or to make a display of your own, call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453.

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