“Southern Expressions” art exhibit now open at Jackson County Campus

January 29, 2013

Artwork by H.C. Porter, part of the Southern Expressions" exhibit.

A new exhibition on loan from the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson is now open at the Jackson County Campus Fine Art Gallery.  The exhibit, which will run through February 22, surveys photographs, drawings and paintings created by more than a dozen Mississippi artists over the past 40 years.

Artists featured in the exhibition were showcased by MPB for the television series “Southern Expressions.” The list of exhibiting artists includes Marshall Bouldin, Jane Rule Burdine, William Dunlap, Glennray Tutor, Bebe Wolfe and Wyatt Waters, all of whom have works in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

Included are early examples of the artists’ work that were acquired by the museum from the 1960s through 2008.

“‘Southern Expressions: Works from the Mississippi Museum of Art” complements the MPB series, which features artists at work in their studios, by presenting some of their earlier works,” says Beth Batton, curator of the Collection and Public Programs at the Mississippi Museum of Art. “This gives a more complete understanding of where the artwork came from and where it is going.”

The exhibit is organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and supported with funds provided by the Museum’s statewide Traveling Exhibition Endowment, a fund made possible through significant private contributions matched by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional funding provided by the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Arts Reinvestment Initiative.

The Jackson County Campus Fine Arts Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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