SILENT AUCTION FEATURES WORKS BY PETER “THE CARPENTER OF TROY”

Peter Albrecht, 59, is known in Troy as Peter The Carpenter. This is partially because people in town have the anachronistic tendency to call folks by their first name and their trade. It's also because there are a lot of city denizens with the same first name (esp. Peter, Nick, Tom and Dave). But mostly it's because Albrecht is the carpenter who built many of the "third places" in Troy, where residents and visitors relax and come alive when they are not at work and not at home.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Duncan Crary, 518-274-2723

Silent Auction Features Works by Peter “The Carpenter of Troy”

End Date Jan 25, During Troy Night Out

TROY N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2013) — Peter Albrecht, 59, is known in Troy as Peter The Carpenter. This is partially because people in town have the anachronistic tendency to call folks by their first name and their trade. It’s also because there are a lot of city denizens with the same first name (esp. Peter, Nick, Tom and Dave).

But mostly it’s because Albrecht is the carpenter who built many of the “third places” in Troy, where residents and visitors relax and come alive when they are not at work and not at home.

Bacchus Wood Fired Pizza, Ryan’s Wake Public House, Daisy Baker’s, Jose Malones, Bootlegger’s on Broadway and Brown’s Brewing Co. are all places enhanced by Albrecht’s artistry.

“If you’re a Trojan, then chances are you’ve met Peter,” said Troy-based author Duncan Crary. “He’s a charismatic character, a philosopher, dreamer and storyteller who enlivens the room — whether he’s in it, or whether he built it. He enriches our lives here in town.”

Last week, Albrecht shared a taste of his charisma and rich worldview on the second episode of Crary’s new podcast series, “A Small American City.”

Now Capital Region art patrons can own some of Albrecht’s made-in-Troy personality by purchasing his one-of-a-kind works of art.

From now until Jan. 25, the featured Works of Peter Albrecht will be on silent auction at Artcentric Gallery, at 266 River Street, in downtown Troy, NY (across from the Arts Center for the Capital Region). Phone: 518-272-4278 | Web: http://artcentricgallery.com

The items include:

HOPE CHEST
Tiger maple and figured mahogany
Ideal for storing blankets.
Starting bid $500 *

PIRATE CHEST I
Tiger maple and figured mahogany
Starting bid $400 *

PIRATE CHEST II
Black walnut and Australian lacewood
Starting bid $400 *

TABLE
Butternut and cherry
Starting bid $400 *

*$25 minimum bid increment

Top bid amounts will be posted nightly online at http://asmallamericancity.com/Auction

Those who are interested can also make a contribution in any amount to help kickstart Peter’s latest artistic endeavor, “The Caduceus Project.” Contributions are accepted at the curator’s desk.

PUBLICITY PHOTOS

For professional, high resolution photos of Peter Albrecht’s chests and table for auction, visit:

http://duncancrary.com/clients/SilentAuction.html

MEDIA CONTACT:

Duncan Crary, 518-274-2723

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