The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum at William Carey University will present the art exhibit “Song of the Birds” from September 4 until October 15.
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on September 4. The exhibit features photographs by Alison Morgan; watercolors by Kym Garraway-Braley; and sculptures by Vixon Sullivan. All three artists are from Hattiesburg.
Morgan, a retired educator, works to share her faith in Jesus Christ through photographs of His creation, whether of people or wildfire. Her work has been published in Signature Magazine and in the Mississippi Wildlife Federation 2014-2015 Pamphlet. Additionally, her work has been exhibited at the Oddfellows Gallery in Hattiesburg.
Garraway-Braley has been a professional, full-time artist for over 30 years, working for companies such as John Deere, Barnes and Noble and Dear Cards. Her work has appeared in public buildings, schools, churches, government facilities, hospitals and in commissioned pieces. Her passion is illustrating children’s books. She will debut her own book of devotions in spring 2015.
Sullivan, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in advertising, recently left the advertising field to pursue art professionally. His goals are to find contentment in using his God-given talent and to bring joy to others through art and community involvement.
The Gillespie Museum contains the most comprehensive and extensive collection of art by Mississippians during the 20th century. Over 600 works are contained in the collection.
The museum is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (601) 318-6542.