A one-man show of artist-designed steel works by Dick Kirby
Wrought iron and steel home accents add a special element of warmth to the Brandon Artists Guild. Lamps, weather vanes, candleholders, and coat racks are just a few of Dick’s work that will be shown.
Dick combines his talent of drawing with metal in creating his gallery work. Dick ‘s custom work can represent any kind of imagery, such as automobiles, sailboats, and animals. He is also willing to try and help with repairs, large and small.
The community of Brandon and the Brandon Artists Guild is fortunate to have Dick Kirby as a member. He is quick to see what needs to be done and does it, such as coming in daily to give breaks to the gallery attendants and keeping the sidewalks snow free. His cheery personality is always welcome. He is one of the original members of the gallery.
As a young man, Dick served his country and learned the basic skills of welding. After surviving Korea, he continued his military career and honed his welding skills working on the Redstone Rockets in Alabama. Some of the work involved climbing very high to construct rocket launch gantries which were inspected thoroughly and had to be perfect.
After serving in the military, Dick accepted a job as a lineman for Central Vermont Public Service, which he did for 37 years. He raised his 4 children in Brandon where he was active in Little League and served on the Pico Mtn. Ski Patrol.
Debbie Kirby, Dick’s wife, is known locally for her fiber art business. Together they raised and bred miniature Angora Goats. Dick and Debbie can be seen regularly at the summer Brandon Farmers Market, each selling their own work together.
Opening reception March 3rd, 5-7PM at the gallery. All are welcome. The show runs until April 30th.
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