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KU Sculpture offering three 'hand skill Saturdays' this fall

Friday, September 21, 2012

LAWRENCE — KU Sculpture will host free demonstrations of specific hand skills during three Saturday sessions this fall.

The season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 29, with Gunter Devries, who has been a woodworker for over 50 years. A native of Germany, he began his trade as a joiner at age 14. Today he is a senior carpenter at KU Facilities & Operations.

Subsequent sessions will be MIG welding, Nov. 3, and shop basics, Dec. 1. All sessions are 9 a.m.-noon in the Art and Design Building, Room 103.

Associate Dean of the School of the Arts Liz Kowalchuk says, “It’s a great way to involve a community beyond the department in a way that fits well with what the area does. And, it looks like a lot of fun.”

The events are free and open to the public. Parking is available.

For more information, contact Matthew Burke, associate professor of art, at 864-5664 or by email.

The sculpture program at KU is part of the Department of Visual Art in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers fresh possibilities for collaboration between the arts and the humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies.