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March 9, 2021

This work is perfectly at home on the lawn of the former Hattiesburg American building. HAPA purchased it to celebrate the proposed conversion of the old newspaper offices into a community arts space, otherwise a “Reincarnation” of a long vacant building.

Matt Amante is a graduate of Western Michigan University and earned an MFA in sculpture at East Carolina University. He currently resides in Winterville, NC, and teaches at Pitt Community College. His works are included in permanent collections throughout the Southeast and can be seen at