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Brooks woodworking exhibit opens Saturday at museum

February 7, 2013

This train is just one of the many woodworking creations of Bill Brooks which will be on display beginning Saturday at Heritage Museum. This exhibit runs through Feb. 28. (HERALD photo/Steve Reagan)

A lifetime of carving beauty from wood will be on display this month at Heritage Museum.

Various works from local resident Bill Brooks will make up “My World is Turning,” an exhibit which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 28, Museum Director Nancy Raney said.

The exhibit will open with a wine and cheese reception at the museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Brooks became interested in woodworking at an early age. After graduating from Ira High School, he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in industrial arts from North Texas State University (later the University of North Texas) in 1976.

He taught woodworking and drafting for several years before opening his own design business in 1976.

Raney said the exhibit is a result of popular demand from the community.
“We've actually been contacted by several people in town … They spoke about how Bill was kind of a hidden talent in town,” Raney said. “We've been working to have him here the last two or three years and thankfully, it finally worked out for everybody.

“Bill really has some beautiful work,” Raney added. “I hope everyone can come out and see for themselves.”

For more information, contact the museum at 267-8255.

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