The Gulfport Arts Center is pleased to announce that once again, “The Eagle” sits proudly on display in front of the Carnegie Library Building in downtown Gulfport.
“The Eagle” is a work by noted area wood sculptor Marlin Miller and has become a bit of a local landmark. Years of exposure to the elements had led to significant damage. Six months of work went into this restoration.
A number of people were involved in this effort (and believe me, there was a lot of “effort” in the effort… this thing is HEAVY!) Thank you to everyone who participated. In particular, we must thank artist Jon Ivan, who inspired and initiated the project; Marlin Miller himself, who dropped in and advised us how to best proceed with the restoration; Warren and Meridith Hiatt, dear friends and benefactors of the Arts Center, who made this restoration possible; and most especially to the MVP, Joey Wilson from local company Bobcat Tree Work. Thank you, Joey… thank you, all.