New art exhibit opens at Train Depot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A new art exhibit featuring quilts, baskets, boats and even a diving helmet has just opened in Hattiesburg. Tradition-Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art is now on display at the Hattiesburg Train Depot.

It features the works of 58 southern artists from 9 states. It's presented free to the public by the Southern Arts Federation.

Last evening, a reception was held to open the exhibit.

During that event, the 2nd in a series of 5 commissioned works celebrating the centennial of the train depot was unveiled.

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