School Department News


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:01pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:29am
The William Carey University Department of Art hosted the sixth annual High School Art Scholarship Competition on February 28 at the Lucile Parker Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.
Students from area home schools and four local high schools, including West Jones, South Jones, Sacred Heart and Perry Central, participated in the competition, which awarded a $250 cash award known as the President’s Purchase Award and four scholarships to Carey ranging in amounts from $500 to $2,000.
Jessica Wade, a 10th-grader at West Jones, won the President’s Purchase Award for her work “Un-employed.” Lauren Jones, a 10th-grader at South Jones, won best in show for “Autumn Life” while Keegan Strickland, also a 10th-grader at South Jones, won first place for “The Night-Stacked Days.” Virginia Hosey, a 10th-grader at West Jones, won second place for “Broken Bottles” and Brandon Olmi, a 10th-grader at Sacred Heart, won third place for “Green Forest.”
Winning honorable mentions at the competition were Ciara Fountain, a 12th-grade homeschooler, for “Ye Olde Barn”; Stephanie Hill, a 12th-grader at Perry Central, for “Untitled #2”; and Laurel Jones, an 11th-grader at West Jones, for “Free-Flowing Lady.”
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:14am
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:43pm
The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus is hosting “Selections from the Gillespie Collection,” an exhibit of art by Mississippi-related artists, through March 31.
The exhibit includes 36 paintings by 34 artists either from Mississippi or with ties to Mississippi. Selected artists featured in the exhibit include Marie Atkinson Hull, Mildred Wolfe, Dollye Kirk, John Armistead, Dodie Dobson and Bobby Walters as well as others.
The Gillespie Museum is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment by calling (601) 318-6542. The exhibit will be closed during winter trimester break from February 17-20 and during spring break from March 9-13.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:42pm
The William Carey University Tradition campus hosted on January 22 an opening reception for “Identity,” an exhibit of artwork done by senior art students.
The exhibit, which will run through February 9, features work by Hayley Benefield of Gulfport, Ashton Gibson of Gulfport, Jamie Suzanne Nash of Ocean Springs, LucyEllen Landry of Biloxi and Tessa Stockstill of Biloxi.
“Identity” can be viewed in the Tradition campus A Building foyer, located at 19640 Highway 67 in Biloxi. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (228) 702-1775 or email Tracy Williams, chair of the art department, at