Visiting artist celebrates the American craftsman

Alumnus Tadd Myers has a new book out entitled, “Portraits of the American Craftsman.” It is a beautiful collection of photographs documenting small business owners, those who put a piece of themselves into their products, highlighting the meticulous, loving details that most take for granted.

“This book is like my third-born,” said Myers.

The Department of Art hosted a showing of some of the photographs in the book, inspiring young artists to find the beauty in almost anything. A senior photography student complimented Myers, saying that he wanted to learn the stories behind every photo, and he is inspired to do the same kind of work.

The book is available on this website,, or through his website: