The William Carey University Lucile Parker Gallery will feature an exhibit of watercolors by McComb native and retired art teacher Dana Stratton from Feb. 2 through March 3.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the gallery, which is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Stratton taught for 32 years in high schools and colleges in Hawaii, the Republic of Singapore, Hattiesburg, Nebraska and Alaska before retiring to the Hub City in 1998. She is a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, an associate member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society and a charter member of the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
A past president of the South Mississippi Art Association, Stratton co-hosts the SMAA’s Thursday Painters each week at the Sigler Community Center in Hattiesburg. Her work has earned her numerous accolades, including two Best of Show awards and selection as Alaska’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year in 1997. She continues to be active in art through SMAA, the Mississippi Art Colony, private teaching and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The gallery is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment by calling (801) 755-4052. The gallery will be closed for the university’s winter break from Feb. 16-19.