of art education candidate Jesse Rachel Cukierkorn will present
a thesis exhibition of paintings at The University of Southern Mississippi
Museum of Art from March 11 through 27. The museum will hold a public
opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on March 11.
to a written thesis and oral comprehensive exam needed for degree
completion, Cukierkorn culminates her studies at Southern Miss with
a series of paintings called "Tablets."
is a record, for me, about what I have learned regarding color in
the last two years of painting," Cukierkorn said. "The
rectangular shapes in my drawings and paintings act as containers
for color. The linear patterns are rather simple, allowing me to
explore the emotional impact of color relationships."
is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I., and an art
educator who has taught in Fairfax County, Va., Gastonia, N.C.,
and Hattiesburg Public Schools. Having moved to Hattiesburg with
her husband, Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn, two years ago, she has studied
art education, drawing, and painting at Southern Miss, expecting
to complete the master's in the research track of art education
in May 2004. The research track prepares students to pursue doctoral
studies in art education.
the 100th birthday of renowned Mississippi artist Walter Inglis
Anderson, the museum also will exhibit a small selection of his
watercolors and prints that are part of the museum and university's
in New Orleans in 1903, settled in Ocean Springs and worked on mural
projects for the WPA and at Shearwater Pottery after attending art
school in New York and Pennsylvania. He created watercolors and
prints notable for their colorful abstraction of landscape and natural
notoriety shortly after his death at 62, when the reclusive artist's
works were discovered. The Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs
opened in 1991 to commemorate the work of Anderson and his brothers,
artists James and Peter Anderson.
of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the Fine Arts
Building at the southwest corner of the Hattiesburg campus. The
hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 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. For more
information, call (601) 266-5200.