HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi and a downtown Hub City art gallery are teaming up to host an exhibit of artwork from internationally-renowned children's book author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.
The collection of more than 100 illustrations will be on display at the Odd Fellows Gallery from Feb. 7-28.
A reception to open the exhibit will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Wells, who will attend the event, will also speak and sign copies of her books.
"Her books travel everywhere, in all languages, so it is quite a privilege to have her and I have to tell you, it's because she was so impressed with Hattiesburg," said Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at USM.
In 2002, Wells was awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for distinguished service in the field of children's literature.