TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center will host an invitation-only reception for the opening of the Japanese art exhibition, “A Private Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints.”
WHERE: Southern Miss Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library, on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach
WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
SPECIFICS: The exhibition, collected over the course of 25 years, features more than 60 woodblock prints from the collection of Joseph W. Bailey of Hattiesburg. Bailey steadily built his art collection through purchases made at antique stores, flea markets and Internet auctions.
An old and common art form in Japan, the exhibition features prints from the mid-19th century to contemporary artists. Before the emergence of the Internet and online auctions, Bailey traveled to Paris, London and Amsterdam to meet with art dealers who specialized in woodblock prints.
The exhibition will be on public display at the Katrina Research Center from Oct. 23 – Dec. 4.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast Office of University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .