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Art Department chair lauded for his stunning sculptures
Posted 04/06/2017 09:00AM


A nearly yearlong celebration of the work of Mike Hansel ’76 came to a close last weekend at the prestigious 30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Mike took first place in the 2016-17 exhibition, which ran from May 27, 2016 - April 1, 2017, for his stainless steel sculpture, “Intestinal Fortitude.” 

Reached at his office this week, artist W. Ray Parish, who served as juror and judged the exhibition entries, called Mike’s sculpture “a powerful presence.”

“Mike's use of materials is masterful and the lack of pretense is impressive,” said Parish, former chair of the art department and professor emeritus at the University of Texas at El Paso. “The awards decision-making process was much more difficult than selecting the show, but my feeling that "Intestinal Fortitude" would win the top award was never a question.”

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