Image Courtesy Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts
As an undergraduate at Winthrop University, I got the chance to study briefly under Alfred Ward, an amazingly talented metalsmith and painter, and one of the most interesting and inspiring individuals I have ever met. Not only is his work fantastic, but he is full of fascinating stories and thoughtful insight about making and the art world in general.
Alf was just awarded a Medal of Honor in the Arts for his many contributions not only to Winthrop, but to the community and the larger arts discipline. Find a great YouTube Video here that the Winthrop art department made in his honor.
For more information about the award and past recipients, go here.