Monday, September 28, 2009

Hattiesburg City Hall Exhibit

Our City Hall in Hattiesburg has a rotating exhibit of artwork, sometimes using paintings of historic buildings from their permanent collection by outstanding local artists Dinnie St. John and Beverly Dennis featuring historic buildings. Patty Hall of the Hattiesburg Arts Council asked me to display my fiber art during the months of September and October in the main floor hallway and in the upstairs office hallway.

Gallery Point Leflore

A new gallery in Greenwood, Mississippi, Gallery Point Leflore, accepted fourteen of my works to display in their gallery. This gallery opened July 31, 2009, and has been an exciting addition to the revitalized downtown section of Greenwood.

Quoting from their website, "Gallery Point Leflore focuses on contemporary Southern art with a wide variety of both folk and fine arts in multiple media and styles. The gallery takes its name from the geographical site in Leflore County where the Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Rivers meet to form the muddy Yazoo River. The symbolism spoke to us as it represents individuals who meet to form a bold union greater than the sum of its parts."

Explosion at the Paint Factory

My exhibit at the Cottonlandia Museum in Greenwood was very well-received, and twelve pieces sold. What an honor to learn that Explosion at the Paint Factory was purchased by the board as part of the museum's permanent art collection. This piece was made several years ago and remains one of my all-time favorites. My sadness over not having it any longer is heavily outweighed by my joy in knowing that it has a home where many people can enjoy it. I consider it a great honor to have my work in this outstanding collection.