Hub City Invitational Exhibit Showcases Local Artists - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Hub City Invitational Exhibit Showcases Local Artists

Photo credit: USM Photo credit: USM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The works of several local artists are currently on exhibit at The University of Southern Mississippi as part of the Hub City Invitational. Through Feb. 17 at the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building, visitors can enjoy dynamic artwork from Claudia Ka Cartee, Amy Giust, Barbara Ann Carver Hunt, Rebekah Stark Johnson, Chatham Kemp, Heath Kleinke, Andrea Kostyal, James Kyle McCrory, Myra Meade, Betty Press, Charles Price, Susan Crawford Stevens, Dinny St. John, Vixon Sullivan, John Whitt, Kim Whitt, Robert Williams and Alehandro Wooten.

Mark Rigsby, director of the USM Museum of Art, says the exhibition was organized as an effort to recognize and celebrate the creative achievements by many local practicing and professional artists. “Hattiesburg has such a rich and vibrant culture and the arts are an essential part of our community. It's one of the many things that makes Hattiesburg such a great place to live,” Rigsby said. 

Rebekah Stark Johnson said she was honored to be part of the collaborative exhibit and praised the organizational efforts of Rigsby. “Hattiesburg is proud of our artists, and the diverse group of visual artists in this show are active representatives of the arts, from gallery owners, directors, professors, administrators, as well as board members of arts organizations. These artists are professionally at the top of their professional field in the state as well as the nation,” Johnson stated. 

Mississippi has long been known for its rich, cultural heritage and deep roots in artistic talents and Southern Miss remains the steadfast flagship university for the arts in the state, benefitting the students, undoubtedly the next generation of brilliant artists.

“I hope the show will also serve as a source inspiration to our students, by exposing them to the broad range and high quality of work being created by many of Hattiesburg's local artists. It is so important for students to see practicing artists working, pursuing their creative ideas and achieving success in their work.”

Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during all scheduled exhibitions and events. The gallery is free and open to the public, and welcomes school and community groups. For more information, call 601.266.5200.

Copyright 2017 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

    Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:22:58 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:45:59 GMT
    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.More >>
    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.More >>
  • Hattiesburg town hall meeting to be held Monday to discuss decriminalization of marijuana

    Hattiesburg town hall meeting to be held Monday to discuss decriminalization of marijuana

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:19:21 GMT
    Councilwoman Deborah Delgado presented her standing on decriminalizing possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. (Photo source: WDAM)Councilwoman Deborah Delgado presented her standing on decriminalizing possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A town hall meeting will be held Monday, July 16 to discuss the decriminalization of marijuana in Hattiesburg.

    More >>

    A town hall meeting will be held Monday, July 16 to discuss the decriminalization of marijuana in Hattiesburg.

    More >>
  • Jasper County man wanted for burglary

    Jasper County man wanted for burglary

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:36:22 GMT
    Trey Pickens is wanted out of Jasper County for burglary and questioning on another incident. (Photo Source: WDAM)Trey Pickens is wanted out of Jasper County for burglary and questioning on another incident. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help to find a wanted man. The department posted on their Facebook seeking help finding Trey Pickens.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi He is wanted for burglary and "questioning on another incident." Authorities urge anyone with information on the suspect to contact the sheriff's department at (601) 764- 2588.  Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help to find a wanted man. The department posted on their Facebook seeking help finding Trey Pickens.  Jasper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi He is wanted for burglary and "questioning on another incident." Authorities urge anyone with information on the suspect to contact the sheriff's department at (601) 764- 2588.  Copyright 2018 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly