WCU Hosts Illustrations and Graphic Design Exhibit

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 17, 2014 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of “An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design” by Dr. Ed Ford on January 16. Dr. Ford is the director of the Lucile Parker Gallery and assistant professor of graphic design at WCU. The gallery, now located at 512 Tuscan Avenue at Cherry Street, is open Tuesday – Thursday, from 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment 801-755-4052. The exhibit opened on January 15 and will hang through February 12.

The show is a sampling of work that Ford completed in the last 30 years. There is work from his days as a student at The University of Southern Mississippi, from when he served as a freelance commercial artist, and pieces he did as a freelance illustrator and portrait artist. Ford’s resume includes work as a designer and sign painter at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel and at The Design Shop in Hattiesburg. He also worked for three years as an illustrator for the Paradies shops in Atlanta where his designs were sold on souvenirs in airports around the country, and he worked for five years as an art director in broadcast television doing motion graphics.

Pictured are (left to right) Tina Mason, William Carey University Tradition campus art student; Ashton Gibson, Tradition campus art student; Tracey Williams, chair of WCU’s Tradition campus art department; Joshua Russell, Tradition campus art student, and Dr. Ed Ford, curator of the Lucile Parker Gallery and assistant professor of graphic design on the Hattiesburg campus, at the opening reception for Dr. Ford's “An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design” on January 16. The exhibit will hang in the Lucile Parker Gallery through February 12.