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WCU to Host Illustrations and Graphic Design Exhibit

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 14, 2014 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of “An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design” by Ed Ford on January 16, from 4:30-6 p.m. Ford is the director of the Lucile Parker Gallery and assistant professor of art at WCU. The gallery, now located at 512 Tuscan Avenue at Cherry Street, is open Tuesday – Thursday, from 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment 801-755-4052. The exhibit opens on January 15 and will hang through February 12.

The show is a sampling of work that Ford completed in the last 30 years. There is work from his days as a student at The University of Southern Mississippi, from when he served as a freelance commercial artist, and pieces he did as a freelance illustrator and portrait artist. Ford’s resume includes work as a designer and sign painter at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel and at The Design Shop in Hattiesburg. He also worked for three years as an illustrator for the Paradies shops in Atlanta where his designs were sold on souvenirs in airports around the country, and he worked for five years as an art director in broadcast television doing motion graphics.

“The wide variety of styles and media of the show reflect the diverse jobs that I've had,” Ford said. “There will be drawings in ink, graphite, various pens and brushes, graphite, and watercolor. I’ll display paintings in oil and acrylic. There are screen prints and laser prints of work done on the computer. There will also be ceramic sculptures and an architectural model of my design for a woven geodesic dome. During the opening reception, I’ll be showing clips of my animation reel, as well.”

For more information on the exhibit or opening reception, contact Ed Ford at eford@wmcarey.edu.

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Attached is an invitation to the opening reception for “An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design” by Ed Ford, which will be held on January 16, from 4:30-6 p.m. in The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University. The gallery, now located at 512 Tuscan Avenue at Cherry Street, is open Tuesday – Thursday, from 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment 801-755-4052. The exhibit starts on January 15 and will hang through February 12.