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Professor Stephen D. Cook Exhibition Booked at Hinds Community College

March 3, 2014

Mississippians who love the diverse businesses and cultural attractions embedded in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhoods will want to see the paintings of Mississippi College professor Stephen D. Cook.

Cook’s “Fondren and Other Works” exhibition is booked for the Marie Hull Gallery at Hinds Community College March 4-April 1.

The exhibition features oil, watercolor and pastel paintings and three etchings as well as a collection of Cook’s drawings in recent years. Many of the paintings and drawings depict Fondren in early morning light.

“These paintings and drawings are not just pictures, but rather evocations of my experiences in my world, both urban and natural,” says Cook, a Jackson resident.

A 1973 MC alumnus with a master of fine arts degree from the University of Mississippi, Cook is an award-winning faculty member with the Mississippi College Art Department. He teaches printmaking, painting and drawing and directs graduate work. The Mississippi native is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”

Cook studied with the late Marie Hull in the early 1960s. “Her influence has forever permeated my work as an artist and teacher.”

Thirty-seven of Cook’s works appear in the new exhibit on the Raymond campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Cook at scook@mc.edu.

Photo: "Corner of Duling and State" by Steve Cook, one of the many pieces on display at his exhibition at the Marie Hull Gallery of Hinds Community College.