William Carey University presents student art show

HATTIESBURG, MS (WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY) - The opening reception for the 2010 William Carey University Student Art Exhibition will be Monday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Lucile Parker Art Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus. The exhibit will run through April 30.

"The 2010 William Carey University Student Exhibition provides a snapshot of the variety of work being done by the art students at both the Tradition and Hattiesburg campuses," said Tracy Williams, chair of the art department. "Viewers will get to see a range of styles and media: drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, and a few 3-D works in plaster and ceramics. This visually rich exhibition gives WCU students from all levels an opportunity to show their work in a gallery setting and the public an opportunity to see the depth of work being done by William Carey art students."

Carey announced a new bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in painting and drawing as well as an art minor on the Hattiesburg campus in 2009. The Tradition campus in Biloxi continues to offer two art degrees, BFA and BA.

WCU art major Skoti Newsum of Hurley will exhibit her Best in Show award winning piece from the Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition. Other award winning student artists who will show works are Camille Caver, a religion major from Terry, and Abby Livengood, an art major from Carriere.

Following the student art reception at 6 p.m., art conservator Richard White will speak in the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art on the Hattiesburg campus. As an art conservator he repairs, restores, cleans and preserves art. The "Miracles of Restoration" exhibit now on display in the Gillespie Museum will run through June 15 and features Mississippi art work damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit, reception and conservator talk admission free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and by appointment by calling 601-318-6528.