It was a beautiful fall evening in Hattiesburg and I am sure the weather and the great art brought out the large crowds. There were so many good things to see, lots of beer to drink and delicious food to chow on. Did I mention the great art?
The USM Sculpture Guild and Kyle Goddard did a fabulous job putting together an art show in the raw space of a beautiful old abandoned downtown building. The work was well done, the show really looked professional and the students did a great job with refreshments and snacks. I am so proud of them!
Kerry Pinkerton's three-day visiting artist gig was a great success. A bunch of folks showed up for the Tuesday evening lecture and stayed late to talk metal shaping and tool making. Kerry has so much to share and his willingness to spend time with folks really impressed the students.
The next two days were filled with lots of cool techniques and tricks. Several of the students as well as James and Chris really kept Kerry busy and it was a pleasure to see all the creative activity going on in the shop. I think we have several budding metal shapers and over the next year or so will work to build our tool box so we can have Kerry back again for a proper Metal Shaping 101 class.