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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

Local Crafters Enjoy Successful Sale


August 10, 2023

Mike Ferrians

Karl Newell, Terry Hofer, and Jim Hofer brought their creative work to Waitsburg Art Gardon for three days in August. Newell said the show was successful, however, showing in a gallery is a very different experience from their yard sales.

WAITSBURG-However you define the distinction between garden art, metal sculpture, and a retirement hobby, Terry Hofer, Jim Hofer, and Karl Newell saw many of their creative wood and metal pieces walk out the door at Waitsburg Art Garden (WAG) August 4-6.

Terry and his younger brother, Jim – a recently retired farmer – showcased unique tables and benches from locally-sourced wood, many of them elegantly supported on legs of black metal.

"We get some of our wood from others in town," says Terry on the closing day of their show-and-sell. "Other stuff we find ourselves."

Newell and the Hofers work...

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