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USM Outdoor Art Exhibit features four new sculptures

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

If you love fine art that you can see for free, visit the west end of the USM campus to check out some new outdoor sculptures.

Four new pieces are placed at the Liberal Arts Building, the International Center and the courtyard between the McCain and Cook libraries.

Once every two years, new sculptures are selected by committee.

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The new pieces are from artists in Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.   

"They're all made out of steel or stainless steel, materials that can withstand the elements, since they can be pretty extreme here at times," said Jennifer Torres, professor and interim chair of the Department of Art and Design at Southern Miss. "We check all the pieces before we jury them, to make sure that they can bolt down, that they're not easily damaged by the public, or they would be safe for the public."

The sculptures will be on display through spring of 2018. 

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