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Bob and Mary Lynn Dunaway Showcased at Gore Galleries

June 11, 2014

Mississippi artists Bob & Mary Lynn Dunaway take art patrons around the globe with their works showcased at Mississippi College.

Bob’s paintings and Mary Lynn’s photography combine to capture the essence of their travels to Africa, Costa Rica and across America. Both are Mississippi College graduates and their works will be on display at the Gore Galleries on the Clinton campus through August 5.

A native of Walthall County, Bob Dunaway is a retired art teacher at Jackson Public Schools, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He’s a 1961 MC art alumnus.

A graduate of Millsaps College with a master’s at MC, Mary Lynn Dunaway retired from teaching English at Clinton Junior High in the early 1990s. She’s a longtime member of the Jackson Photographic Society.

Patrons can meet the talented Mississippi artists at a June 26 reception from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited.

Bob and his wife, Mary Lynn, live in Clinton where they maintain a studio.

The Dunaways are donating proceeds from the sale of each piece to a scholarship endowment at the Mississippi College Department of Art. The endowment will generate scholarships to attract outstanding art students to the Christian university.

“I find the work both exciting and compelling to study,” says Gore Galleries Director Randy Jolly. Mary Lynn’s photographs bring viewers to close-ups of wildlife from her travels. Bob Dunaway’s paintings give patrons an incredible look at landscapes.

Bob Dunaway’s interest in art as a vocation began when he served as an illustrator technician while on active Air Force duty. Serving in Germany, Morocco and Libya, he visited many historical art centers. Dunaway remained in the active reserve and the Air National Guard where he retired as a chief master sergeant with 30 years of service.

Summer hours at the Gore Galleries at 199 Monroe Street are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For additional details, contact Randy Jolly at rjolly@mc.edu or 601-925-3880.

Photo: Mary Lynn and Bob Dunaway

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