SENIOR ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT
SOUTHERN MISS MUSEUM OF ART
- After years of intensive study and training, graduating seniors
of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art will
celebrate their educational achievements May 1-15 with an exhibition
of their works in the Southern Miss Museum of Art.
the final exhibition of the academic year for the museum, the show
will feature works of 12 graduating visual art students. A reception
opens the exhibit May 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the museum.
are very proud of all our graduates, both in graphic communication
and fine arts," said associate professor of art Deanna Douglas.
"Their work in this exhibition demonstrates the level of professionalism
that our students have attained."
senior project involves the creation and defense of a substantial
body of work. It is required of all students pursuing a bachelor
of fine arts and an optional requirement for bachelor of arts students.
a senior project and exhibiting in the senior show are integral
parts of our curriculum," said Jennifer Torres, chair of the
Southern Miss Department of Art. "The process is quite rigorous
and not every student satisfies the requirements the first time.
However, the faculty believes that successful completion of a senior
project helps prepare our students for graduate study or to embark
on a career in the visual arts."
featured in the exhibition include paintings and drawings by Lori
Brown, David Dawkins, Renada Hickman and Austin Kirkwood; graphic
communication works by Matt Barousse, Liberace scholar Jacee Bergeron,
Paula Blackwell, Adrianne Breakfield, Shannon Cameron, Heather Jordan
Carter and Kelly Porter; and sculptures and three-dimensional designs
by Lance Malley.
University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the
Fine Arts Building at the southwest corner of the Hattiesburg campus.
The hours are Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission
to the museum and reception is free and open to the public. School
and community groups are welcome. Call Dr. Tony Lewis, museum curator,
at (601) 266-5200 for more information.
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.