As reported in a local community website, the Briarwood Community in Worchester, Massachusetts, featured "an exhibition of hand-cut wood jigsaw puzzles dating back nearly 200 years from the private collection of Briarwood resident Bob Armstrong."

Entitled “The Wonderful World of Wood Puzzles: An Exhibition of Hand Cut Wood Jigsaw Puzzles,” it was on display at the Gallery of Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA from Sunday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

More details were available at that website.

"John Stokes, The Last Piece of the Puzzle" documents John's puzzling career.  It starts with some of his early puzzle-like drawings, the opening of Custom Puzzle Craft in 1999, the "100 Puzzles Project," the Dragon puzzle that won the Best of Show award at the 2016 Puzzle Parley, and the subsequent closing of his puzzle studio. (30 minutes, 2017)

To watch the documentary on Vimeo, you will need to set up an account.  Before paying the very small rental fee, enter the code stokes33 for a 33% discount. The discount code expires July 31, 2017. 


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