KU Sculpture offering three 'hand skill Saturdays' this fall

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 weldling, 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.