ARTISTS HAVE FIRST EXHIBITION AT SOUTHERN MISS
- Budding young artists have put pen to paper and brush to canvas
in a hands-on program at The University of Southern Mississippi
this semester and will exhibit their work in April at the Fine Arts
Building. The show will feature the fruits of their creativity and
art investigative efforts with several activities planned for the
through the Department of Art/Art Education in conjunction with
the Community Arts School and partially funded by the Hattiesburg
Arts Council, the Young Visual Artists program will be open 10 a.m.-noon
April 12 and will run through April 16. Activities on opening day
will include a reception, a PowerPoint presentation documenting
the children's art-making, and an art activity designed for the
children, family, friends and exhibition patrons.
ranging from kindergarteners to seniors in high school, have worked
on an intensive basis to produce quality two- and three-dimensional
work in large amounts.
is twofold - community children attend art sessions on Saturdays
at Southern Miss while volunteering art education students, both
graduate and undergraduate, offer art activities to children at
the Pine Grove Treatment Center of Hattiesburg.
teachers both benefit from this program. The children explore a
variety of art materials, learn about different visual artists and
experience the life-changing properties of art. For the art education
majors, they are given the opportunity to put into practice theoretical
perspectives learned in their academic courses at Southern Miss.
supervision, the university students plan and design art projects,
write lessons, deliver instruction and interact closely with the
children and their parents.
For more information
on the program or the free exhibition, contact Elizabeth Leal, program
director, at (601) 266-5815 or e-mail her at Elizabeth.Leal@usm.edu.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.