SU Buys Property For New 3-D Arts Space - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

SU Buys Property For New 3-D Arts Space

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury University has purchased the old Tri-State Engineering industrial site in Salisbury and plans to convert it into a new home for 3-D arts programs.

SU paid $525,000 in non-State dollars for the 1.18-acre property at 217 Milford Street.

Seventy years ago, Tri-State Engineering of Maryland's sheet metal, machine and welding/fabrication shops created everything from dump truck and snow plow parts to equipment for making candy. That's why Marvin Pyles, interim vice president of administration and finance, says purchasing the space made sense.

“The fabrication shop was built for the kind of work that sculptors working in metal, wood, glass and ceramics do," Pyles said. "The sellers have left metal and fabrication equipment that these arts programs will be able to use."

SU’s 3-D enrollments for art forms like glass blowing, sculpture and ceramics have been steadily outgrowing their 7,000-square foot space at Fulton Hall.

“We’ve maxed out the physical space; we can’t develop where we are anymore,” said Bill Wolff, director of the sculpture program.

The new facilities, when they open in late 2019, will be more than double the amount of space currently available for SU's 3-D arts programs.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Feb 23, 2018 10:21 PM2018-02-24 03:21:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-24 03:22:26 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. The fight broke out before the conference game between Cape Henlopen and Smyrna finished at MiMore
    After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. More
  • Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 Laurel Murder

    Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 Laurel Murder

    Feb 23, 2018 2:53 PM2018-02-23 19:53:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-02-23 20:42:59 GMT
    Stephon JacksonStephon Jackson
    Stephon JacksonStephon Jackson
    A 19-year-old Laurel man faces up to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2017 shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead.More
    A 19-year-old Laurel man faces up to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2017 shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead.More
  • Hebron Man Assaults Deputy, Sheriff's Say

    Hebron Man Assaults Deputy, Sheriff's Say

    Feb 23, 2018 6:17 PM2018-02-23 23:17:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-23 23:17:38 GMT
    A Hebron man faces assault charges after he allegedly attacked a Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputy while being arrested for drug possession among other illegal activity.More
    A Hebron man faces assault charges after he allegedly attacked a Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputy while being arrested for drug possession among other illegal activity.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices