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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Osmo Visuri is a name unknown to most Mississippians.
However, the very mention of the name brings a smile to the face of Mary Pyle of Gulfport as she recalls the colorful, adventurous character who is forever imprinted in her memory. She hopes to soon share her memories of Visuri, along with some of Visuri’s unique watercolor paintings, during a special exhibit at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi from Feb. 25 through March 31.
Pyle met Visuri, a Finnish artist, university professor, author, world traveler and photographer, in June 1988. Pyle was in Los Angeles participating in a People to People International program on distance learning. At that time, Pyle was a member of the National Council on Vocational Education, a position she was appointed to by President Ronald Reagan.
“There was a meet and greet,” said Pyle. “I would say that in most situations like that, you find people that you get attracted to as far as common interests and personalities.”

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to Monday, February 29, 2016

"Mississippi Landscape: An Artistic Legacy"

January 26 - February 29, 2016

Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art

Hours: Monday - Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.

The exhibit will be closed for winter break February 15-19.

Details: 601-318-6561