The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art will open an
exhibition Jan. 8 featuring ceramics and a display of landscape
paintings. "Journeys: Two Women: Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt and
Claudia Ka Cartee" will feature more than 50 stoneware and
raku sculptures and ritual vessels created during the last year
and a half.
On Jan. 15,
an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. will feature "J.B. Harter:
Landscapes," a small retrospective of the well-known New Orleans
artist's landscape paintings. This exhibition has been developed
and supported by the John Burton Harter Charitable Fund, also based
in New Orleans. Both exhibitions will be on display through Jan.
31. As an added bonus, a collection of pottery by the late Roger
Brinegar will be on display in the showcases located at the entrance
to the museum. This collection encompasses his work from the 1980s
until his death in 1993.
24-year employee at Southern Miss, also has left valuable legacy
for students of ceramics at Southern Miss through an endowed scholarship
established in his name.
been a professional studio potter since 1973. After receiving an
undergraduate degree in fine arts from California State University
at Fullerton, she pursued graduate studies at The University of
Southern Mississippi. She has maintained an active studio in Seminary
of our exhibition, 'Journeys: Two Women,' is very appropriate to
my new works," Cartee said. "This exhibit culminates in
a manifestation of form and color. The technique, of which has evolved
through me during the past year and a half, challenges all of the
experience and skill developed throughout my career."
received undergraduate degrees from the University of Montreal in
Quebec, and California State University in Hayward, Calif. She received
an M.F.A. in sculpture and drawing from Miami University in Ohio.
Since 1989, she has taught at Southern Miss as both full-time and
body of work for me has been an 'imramma,' the Celtic word for journey,"
Carver-Hunt said. "It has been a going forth in order to return
with the story, the song, the image, the knowledge-that carries
the meaning from me to you and you to me and both of us, ferried
across the waters. To tell the story of the journey, to uncover
any true name, is to begin to discover who we are."
Harter was born in Jackson, but grew up in Louisville, Ky., where
he received an undergraduate degree in art. Harter also studied
at the University of Pennsylvania, Hebrew University, and Arizona
State University. In addition to actively working as a painter for
many years, Harter served in the curatorial department of the Louisiana
State Museum, acting as director of collections from 1986 until
his retirement in 1991. Harter continued to paint both figurative
and landscape compositions until his untimely death on March 15,
of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the Fine Arts
Building at the southwest corner of campus. The hours are Tuesday-Friday,
10 a.m-5 p.m. and Saturday, 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 to attend. Please call (601) 266-5200 for more