Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending Artists on Art, two Thursday noon lectures at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!
September 23: Katherine Rhodes Fields, Printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Fields graduated cum laude from University of the South, Sewanee in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. After studying Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland she earned her MFA in 2005 at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Along with an extensive national exhibition record, her drawings and installations were exhibited in Stirling Scotland at the Changing Room Contemporary Gallery (2005) and in Aberdeen Scotland as part of an international drawing invitational (2004).
September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.
The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073. (September 19, 2010)
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday, the community is invited to a brief ceremony and reception in recognition of those who have suffered with dementia and their caregivers. The gathering will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum’s outdoor sculpture, “Bardo of Rose,” a visual tribute to those touched by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Located at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street, the ceremony will also include refreshments and details about a new comunity program, “Memory Makers: Respite Day Services of Oxford,” will be announced. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com or Dianne Arnold at 662-846-5335. (September 17, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town outdoor columnist Michelle McAnnally gives all the details of Oxford’s very first Endurance Weekend – which begins on the Ole Miss campus on Friday, Aug. 13. – on Page 11 of this week’s issue. Check it out and find a breakdown of weekend activities as hundreds of endurance athletes pour into town for the races. (August 12, 2010, Page 11)
OXFORD TOWN – An opening reception for “Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci” will be held June 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum. Page 9 of this week’s Oxford Town has full details and images of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci’s paintings on display at the University Museum beginning next Tuesday. (June 24, 2010, Page 9)