When I graduated from high school, the only thing I knew for certain, was that I really loved art. I researched colleges all over the country. I secretly had my heart set on one down in Georgia. Those dreams came to a halt when I realized the difference in expense for an out-of-state college paired with my mother’s intense desire for me to remain close by. Ultimately I was accepted into UNC Charlotte, only about an hour away from my home town. The summer before college began I was a whirl wind of nervous energy. I had no idea where I would end up or what I would do there.
A twinge in your heart,
A tear your eye,
An unexpected goodbye,
“Put your tongue in your mouth!” is what my parents used to say to me as I colored wildly in and around the lines of my coloring book. As a child I loved creating artwork so much and would become so engaged that I would pin my tongue between my front teeth, half hanging out of my mouth as I worked to fill in all the empty space on the page.
Tyler Reid Nottingham is a Concord, N.C.-based metal worker custom fabrication Sunshine Coast, creating custom chandeliers and will be one of the artists at the May 31 Kaleidoscope Culture Arts Festival in downtown Kannapolis. Reid will have his metal work and custom comic book themed drinking coasters on sale from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31 in downtown Kannapolis, N.C. The festival is FREE for the public to attend and artists to set up at. E-mail email@example.com for more information. Continue reading Metal worker creates custom chandeliers and comic book themed coasters