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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:32am
The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University will host a watercolors exhibit by local artist Bobby Walters from January 13-29 with the opening reception from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 15.
 
Walters, of Hattiesburg, started painting at age 15 with the encouragement of his mother. At 17, he enrolled in an art class taught by Charles Ambrose at the University of Southern Mississippi. Following graduation from high school, Walters enrolled at USM and continued his education under Ambrose. During college, Walters had his first experience with watercolor, a medium he has loved and continued with to this day.
 
Watercolors painted by Walters often show landscapes with objects such as boats or trucks. His paintings also often feature familiar scenes from within Hattiesburg, such as City Hall or the now-gone Beverly Drive-In Theatre.
 
“I paint because I love it and other people love my work,” said Walters. “Some of my happiest days are spent painting in my studio cabin on the banks of Black Creek deep in the woods of south Mississippi.”
 
The Parker Gallery, located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg, is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment by calling (801) 755-4052.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:51pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:39am
The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University in Hattiesburg hosted on November 11 the opening reception for the Katrina Restoration Exhibit, an exhibit of artwork restored following the disastrous 2005 hurricane.
 
During the reception, Iris Easterling, assistant professor of English emerita and former curator of the Gillespie Museum, spoke about the restoration project. Easterling coordinated the restoration project of the Gillespie Collection, which is considered to be the most comprehensive and extensive collection of art executed by Mississippians during the twentieth century.
 
There are over 600 works by Mississippi artists, employing various media and exploring a wide range of subject matter. The Collection was housed at the former Gulf Coast campus of WCU, which was destroyed by the hurricane. Since then, the Collection has undergone extensive conservation and preservation measures and is now stored at the Gillespie Museum.
 
The Katrina Restoration Exhibit will be on display until December 18. The Gillespie Museum is open from 1 until 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday or by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (601) 318-6542.
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:46pm
Four William Carey University art majors will have their works displayed during “Emerging Artists” exhibits at the Lucile Parker Gallery in October and November.
 
The first exhibition, featuring seniors Joanna McKenzie of Monticello and Amber Holifield of Collins, will be on display from October 21-30. The opening reception is 4:30 until 6 p.m. on October 23.
 
The second exhibition, featuring senior Anna Dancsisin of Summit and graduate student Laura Creekmore of Hattiesburg, will run from November 11-20. The opening reception is 4:30 until 6 p.m. on November 13.
 
The Parker Gallery, located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg, is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment by calling (801) 755-4052.