April First Friday: Master Decoy Carver Chris Boone

Posted by Linda Atiyeh - March 28, 2017

Renowned decoy carver Chris Boone will join us at Gallery 30 on Friday, April 7th. His primitive-styled carvings are inspired by nature and the old world. With more than 30 years of craftsmanship, Chris has turned the decoy into an elegant piece of art.

Combining crafts with his personal joy of hunting and fishing, Chris began carving decoys at the age of twelve. He selects each section of a tree for his sculptures, and the shape and form of each carving are defined by the unique characteristics of the wood. Chris further hones the natural essence of the decoy by purposefully leaving lichen bark and moss attached. A hand finish is applied to the finished piece to bring out subtle grain patterns and to enhance the colors of the wood.

Come and join us! Meet Chris Boone while enjoying wine, and refreshments at Gallery 30, 26 York Street, Gettysburg from 5:30 to 8 pm on Friday, March 7th. For more information, call Gallery 30 at 717-334-0335

Linda Atyeh: About the Author

The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish, while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.

A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.