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Released Februrary 16, 2004


HATTIESBURG -- Guest art lecturer and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Thornton Willis will present a free public slide lecture at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Gonzales Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building. Please note this is a time and location change from what was originally announced.

A native of Pensacola, Fla., Willis is renowned for his bold, geometric paintings. He developed professionally as an abstract painter in New York City, and his work is collected by major international and national art museums, like the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Conn.; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Power Institute of Arts in Sydney, Australia; and the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in NYC, to name a few.

Willis has recently explored the intersections between science and art. He is particularly interested in the impact that Einstein's Theory of Relativity and quantum physics has had on the arts.

For more information, call the Southern Miss Museum of Art at 266-5200.


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