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Hattiesburg's ADP holds summit

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - To drive home the power of beauty, the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg has been decorated with a variety of sculptures from artist Charles Cropper.

Sculpture is just one of many topics the Area Development Partnership's Quality of Life Summit is addressing through guest speakers from across the country.

Jed Morse, with the Nasher Sculpture Center of Dallas spoke about the importance of public art in a community.

"I think that Hattiesburg has a really great location and foundation," said Morse. "I mean the landscaping is really beautiful here, and to incorporate great works of art into that landscape would make it even more attractive."

Hattiesburg's Area Development Partnership wants to encourage similar initiatives.

The summit is designed to show the how the relationships betwen architecture, art and other cultural events play in a communities growth.

The ADP's Cultural Director Jack Kyle helped organize the event.

"We are interested here in Hattiesburg in particular in how does our city look -  visually is it a beautiful place?" asked Kyle.

Another guest speaker, Penny Lewandowski with the Edward Lowe Foundation in Michigan spoke to Seven on your Side about the factors people use to determine where they want to live. 

"The more people are proud of where they live and proud of the beauty of where they live the happier they are," said Lewandowski. "That ranks even more than leadership and safety which I find kind of exciting because that's not the way it used to be."

In total, seven guest speakers touched on the conference's theme of "The Power of a Beautiful Place."

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