Watercolors by Bobby Walters, will be on exhibit at the Lucile Parker Gallery January 13 - 29, 2015. Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. The Lucile Parker Gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg. Hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Phone: 601-318-6058.
Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum presents Selections from the Gillespie Collection featuring paintings by Bobby Walters, Amy Guist, Stella Cowart, Mildred Wolfe, Marie Hull, William Hollingsworth Jr., John Armistead, and other artist. The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum is located on the Hattiesburg Campus and is open Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Phone: 601-318-6542.
Ceramic Sculptures and Drawings by Thomas Brewer will be on display in the Lucile Parker Gallery February 3 through February 26, 2015. Opening reception will be held on February 5 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Gallery hours are 1 - 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. The Lucile Parker Gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg. Please call 601-318-6058 for more information. The Lucile Parker Gallery will be closed February 17 - 19, 2015 for Carey's winter trimester break.
The Winters School of Music and Ministry Studies will host Keyboards and Canapes, an opportunity to sample assorted refreshments while listening to familiar works set for multiple pianos, in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Faculty members and students from the School of Music and Ministry Studies will play piano while guests enjoy the refreshments on stage in the auditorium. Seating is limited for the event. Tickets are $20 per person, $5 for college students, with valid identification, $5 for children 10 and under and $10 for military. A group discount of $10 per ticket will be offered for groups of 10 or more. Ticket sales will benefit the All-Steinway School project. For more information, call (601)318-6175.
The William Carey Winters School of Music/Indigo Productions will present Walk with Me: The 16th Street Bombing, a musical retelling the story of the September 1963 Birmingham, Alabama bombing, on February 5 at Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was bomb by members of a local Ku Klux Klan group on September 15, 1963. The bombing, which killed four school-age girls and injured an additional 20 people, marked an important turn in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and solidified support for civil rights legislation passed the following year. Tickets for the musical are available online at www.wmcarey.edu/indigoproductions or can be purchased by visiting the School of Music, located in Thomas Fine Arts Center, from 8:00 until 5:00 pm Mondays thru Thursdays or from 8 am until 4:30 pm on Fridays. Tickets are $20 per person, $5 for college students with valid identification, $5 for children 10 and under and $10 for military. A group discount of $10 per ticket will be offered for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact the School of Music at (601) 318-6175.
William Carey University will present Lisa Loomer's "Bocon", an award-winning fable filled with humor and enchantment, at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, February 10 and at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 14 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The fable, written in response to the turmoil in Central America during the late 1980s, tells the story of the 12 year-old Miguel, an irrepressible "bocon" (the Spanish word for big mouth). Miguel, a natural storyteller, loses his voice when his parents are taken away by a military regime. He then begins a metaphorical journey north to Los Angeles. The journey shows Miguel meeting a host of dangerous magical spirits and again finding his voice along with the courage to cross the border into a new life. Admission to "Bocon" is free, but advance reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling (601) 318-6221. The box office will be open from 1 until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday beginning February 3.