PRCC gallery displays Picayune woman’s watercolors - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

PRCC gallery displays Picayune woman’s watercolors

POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from PRCC

The art work of a Picayune woman is on display at Pearl River Community College through April 3.

The French Connection exhibit of paintings and photography by Sandra Bowering Booker is in the Moody Hall Gallery and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Much of the work is the result of an October 2013 trip to Paris to study with Starkville native Paul Jackson, known as The Wandering Watercolorist.

Booker spent what she called 37 "interesting" years as a certified quality, environmental, safety and health professional in services, general industry, military, aerospace, government and defense contracts.

She interrupted her work life to earn an associate's degree from PRCC in 1992 followed by the bachelor of business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and the MBA from William Carey University.

She returned to PRCC several years ago to fulfill a life-long dream to study art but was called back to work at Kings Bay Nuclear Submarine Base in Georgia, delaying her studies. Booker discovered Jackson's work at the Meridian Museum of Art and participated in workshops in Meridian and Baton Rouge before traveling to France.

She and seven other students spent time in the French Provence regions and Paris to tour, sketch, paint and photograph.

"While the France workshop tour inspired many of the watercolor studies exhibited, many traditional works are based on local experiences," she said.

The exhibit includes a watercolor of Bay Street Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg where Booker was raised.

She is continuing her studies at PRCC with art instructor Charleen Null.

"She's been a student here for a good while, and is quite talented," Null said. "After she got to go on the fantastic trip, I suggested she do a show from the photography and paintings."

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Oak Grove senior Harvard bound

    Oak Grove senior is Harvard bound

    Oak Grove senior is Harvard bound

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-12-14 04:14:33 GMT
    Noah HarrisNoah Harris

    High academic success is taking an Oak Grove High School school senior to one of the world's most prestigious colleges. WDAM introduces you to Noah Harris. Noah Harris said, "I gathered my family around, I got on the computer and I opened up the email and I saw congratulations." Noah Harris is Harvard College bound. Harris, "I was so happy. It was just pure joy. I was just so excited. It feels amazing. It's such an honor to be accepted to a college on such a high lev...

    More >>

    High academic success is taking an Oak Grove High School school senior to one of the world's most prestigious colleges. WDAM introduces you to Noah Harris. Noah Harris said, "I gathered my family around, I got on the computer and I opened up the email and I saw congratulations." Noah Harris is Harvard College bound. Harris, "I was so happy. It was just pure joy. I was just so excited. It feels amazing. It's such an honor to be accepted to a college on such a high lev...

    More >>
  • Shelter operators offer tips for keeping outside pets warm in winter

    Shelter operators offer tips for keeping outside pets warm in winter

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:18 PM EST2017-12-14 03:18:16 GMT
    Pet shelter operators say outside pets should be given proper shelter, bedding, adequate food and plenty of fresh water to help them stay healthy during the winter months. Photo credit WDAM.Pet shelter operators say outside pets should be given proper shelter, bedding, adequate food and plenty of fresh water to help them stay healthy during the winter months. Photo credit WDAM.

    People aren't the only ones who've been trying to keep warm over the last few days.     Our outdoor pets look for warm places to be during the cold weather. Pet shelter operators say the falling temperatures can be bad for our pets health, especially if they're sick or under-nourished. They say it is up to their human friends to provide them with proper shelter.  "Even though they are covered in fur and seem like they would be really warm, that's ...

    More >>

    People aren't the only ones who've been trying to keep warm over the last few days.     Our outdoor pets look for warm places to be during the cold weather. Pet shelter operators say the falling temperatures can be bad for our pets health, especially if they're sick or under-nourished. They say it is up to their human friends to provide them with proper shelter.  "Even though they are covered in fur and seem like they would be really warm, that's ...

    More >>
  • Non-profit offers free health insurance help

    Non-profit offers free health insurance help

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-12-14 03:04:40 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Health Help Hattiesburg is offering free healthcare enrollment applications and assistance to residents. Program Manager Samantha Wells says that open enrollment ends December 15 and they want to make sure that everyone gets insured. “We want them to go ahead and give us a call and we can try to help them out and guide them through the process for free.” Wells says that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still here and that the health insurance plans will not be affected ...

    More >>

    Health Help Hattiesburg is offering free healthcare enrollment applications and assistance to residents. Program Manager Samantha Wells says that open enrollment ends December 15 and they want to make sure that everyone gets insured. “We want them to go ahead and give us a call and we can try to help them out and guide them through the process for free.” Wells says that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still here and that the health insurance plans will not be affected ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly