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Art Professors Deliver Mississippi College Lectures

March 24, 2009

Art professors from the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University will discuss their work during a Mississippi College visit Wednesday, March 25.

Jim Meade, a professor of drawing and painting at USM since 1971, will speak at 10 a.m. on the topic "Linear Composition and Space in Piero Della Francesca." The event will be at the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall in Aven Hall. The one-hour lecture is free and open to the public.

Meade has exhibited his works around the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Holland and Italy.

He's getting a little help from his family while at MC. His daughter, Chatham Meade, 28, an art instructor at William Carey in Hattiesburg, will speak to art classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday on her personal approach to painting. The Meades recently exhibited their work at MC's Lynn Spaugh Gallery.

Chatham Meade is also the gallery director at William Carey University, one of MC's sister Baptist institutions.

Jim Meade's wife, Myra, is a ceramics teacher at Hattiesburg High. She also taught at Jones County Junior College and William Carey University and contributed to the exhibit at MC dubbed "A Family Affair." The Meade family exhibit at MC lasted from Feb. 5 through March 20.

"All three are very talented people," said Randy Jolly, director of the Gore Galleries on the Clinton campus.

Going to hear Jim Meade and Chatham Meade speak "will be a great opportunity," said MC Art Department Chairman Randy Miley. He's encouraging the MC community and the public to attend the events hosted by the Art Department.

For more information, contact Randy Miley at 601.925.3912.

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