Alumnus Hosts Samurai Sword Demonstration at MFA

May 28, 2013

Montserrat College of Art alumnus Gerry Tanguay III ’05 was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of Samurai Saturdays. He was demonstrating how to create katanas (swords) on Saturday, May 11 in the Artist Demonstration: The Art of the Samurai Sword where participants discovered the artistry associated with the famed Japanese samurai. Click here to learn more!

Tanguay III graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2005 with a BFA in Illustration. A student of Karate and Japanese Jujutsu since childhood, Tanguay’s interest lead him to the study of swordsmanship and ultimately to the construction of the Japanese sword. A carpenter by day, he began to construct sheaths and handles from flat stock lumber. He is now able to repair many common problems that arise in swords used for practice as well as restore antique and display swords.

Tanguay is a Iaido Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) and is also an instructor at Doshikai. He began studying Kenpo Karate in 1990. He is currently ranked nidan in Iaido, Yondan in Kenpo and Yondan in Jujutsu.