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Tommy Myers

Mixed Media / Eunice, LA

Artist Statement

Being a retiree, I am doing this as a hobby. I want to imagine how ordinary items and collector’s pieces can be added to the construction of a birdhouse so that it will look like a decorative accent.

I never repeat one of my creations, hence, everyone is a unique one-of-a-kind treasure, all signed and numbered. My biggest joy is seeing how my “Art” directly associates with a customer.

I want to continue challenging my imagination to see how many ways a collector’s birdhouse can be made from ordinary and unusual recycled items. The work is gratifying, the creating is stimulating, and the hunt for more accessories is FUN!

Biography

Tommy was born (1941) and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, went to Eunice High School and graduated from USL in Lafayette, Louisiana with a teaching degree. He taught at Eunice Junior High for six years then worked as a plant supervisor for Air King in Eunice for 3 years. He and his wife (the former Lou Ella Martel) then went into business for themselves. They opened an up scaled
men and boy’s apparel shop called “The Manshop by Myers, Inc”, which they operated for 29 years.

He is active in his community and church, serving as president of the following: Jaycees, Sertoma Club, Eunice Hospital District, Eunice Downtown Merchants, Chamber of Commerce, and St. Thomas More’s Parish Council also serving as their trustee for 14 years.

In October of 2002, the store was destroyed by Hurricane Lily, and they retired. He is now enjoying his hobbies of fishing, traveling, and making unusual and decorative one-of-a-kind birdhouses.

He and has wife have 2 children, Christina and Brandon and four grandchildren.