Alumnus Featured in North Carolina Magazine

June 8th, 2011 by Amanda Fondriest
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Photo courtesy of Our State magazine.

Associate Advertising & Graphic Design alumnus Jon Hair (CCAD 1976-1978) was recently featured in North Carolina’s Our State magazine.

The article details Hair’s entire career, including his first major sculpting job. “He secured his first major commission at Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, Florida, after sitting in the waiting room for an entire week hoping for a few minutes to pitch his idea to the chairman. Two days after his initial meeting with the chairman, he came home with a commission and a check for $110,000. His Miccosukee Boy with Egrets, which stands at the entrance to the Florida resort, was one of his first large pieces.”

“In the 11 years he’s worked full time as a sculptor, Hair has created 79 pieces on commission,” Lori K. Tate wrote in her piece, Think Big. “From 2003 to 2008, he was the official sculptor for the United States Olympic Team and the United States Olympic Committee. His Olympic Strength sculpture, which depicts four bodybuilders holding the world in an Atlas fashion, stands 35 feet tall in front of the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. His work is on display throughout North Carolina and the United States and as far away as Beijing, China.”

Read the article in its entirety here.

To learn even more about Hair, visit his website.

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