Jefferson Davis Campus to host Larry Bustin art show

March 7, 2013
Jersey Spider Day Lily

“Jersey Spider Day Lily” is by artist Larry Bustin.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus will host the Larry Bustin art exhibit through April 15 in the campus Fine Arts Gallery.  A reception was held on March 14.

In this show, Bustin says he used different types of mediums and materials to get different textures. “I have used a variety of techniques in my paintings and my collages to get the effect I want in the flowers, gourds and other things I am working with,” Bustin says. “In this show, I wanted to demonstrate the various ways to use texture to get the effect you desire.”

An artist for more than 40 years, Bustin lives in the Shady Grove community in Jones County and has a studio in Laurel. He works in oil and mixed medium, and finds inspiration in the countryside surrounding his community.

He received a bachelor’s degree in art education from Delta State University and has studied at the Southern Appalachian John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina., and at the Mississippi Art Colony in Utica.

Bustin has won many awards over the years, including the 2004 first-place award and Best of Show at the Turtle Creek Mall art show in Hattiesburg; the 2002 third-place award at the Bi-State Art Competition in Meridian; the1994 Cutting Edge Award at Solon International in Jackson; and a 1998 honorable mention at Leggler Barn Museum in Lenexa, Kansas.  His work is included in collections, including those at Delta State University, The University of Southern Mississippi and the Sheppard Oil Company in Laurel.

The show is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  For more information, call (228) 897-3736.

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