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Exhibit of Brian Blair Collection at WCU

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 12, 2013 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University is featuring “An Exhibit of Works by Lucile Parker from the Brian Blair Collection” until September 20. An opening reception was held on August 29 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. The gallery is now located at 512 Tuscan, on the bottom floor of the two-story building at the corner of Tuscan Avenue and Cherry Street.

Mrs. Lucile Parker, a Mississippi artist known for her botanical drawings and paintings and her portrait work, was responsible for organizing the art department at Carey and served as chairperson from 1974 - 1983. Mr. Blair, a local musician, gifted the university with the 15 paintings that make up the “Brian Blair Collection” in 2009.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information about the exhibit call 601-318-6192.    

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Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, shares a laugh with Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas, president emeritus and professor of higher education at The University of Southern Mississippi, during the opening reception for “An Exhibit of Works by Lucile Parker from the Brian Blair Collection,” which was held in the new Lucile Parker Gallery on 512 Tuscan Avenue on August 29. The exhibit continues through September 20. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. and by appointment.