College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Department of Art Hosts First Exhibition of Fall Season Through November 1

Works by renowned daughter-father artists Beth Edwards and Larry Edwards are on exhibit at the University of Mississippi through Nov. 1.

Displayed in Gallery 130 at Meek Hall, the exhibit features an artists’ reception and open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The exhibit is the first of the season for the Department of Art and is a prime opportunity for students, faculty, staff and friends to see the recently renovated Meek Hall auditorium, said Nancy Wicker, department chair.

The auditorium was part of a larger renovation project in Meek Hall, including a remodel of the second and third floors, according to Bill Anderson, facilities planner and construction manager. The hall houses two computer labs, a new art history lecture hall and a large painting studio for graduate students.

Beth Edwards’ work appeared on covers of the publication New American Paintings in 2001 and 2004. She has exhibited at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Mass., Gallery NAGA in Boston, Leonard Tachmes Gallery in Miami, Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wis., Plus One Plus Two Gallery in London and the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. She has taught at the University of Memphis since 2001.

Larry Edwards was born in Jackson and has lived and taught art at schools and universities in five states. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and his MFA from Ole Miss. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions in New York City and many solo and group exhibitions primarily in states east of the Mississippi River. He exhibits his work at Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis.

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