Visions and Dreams: The Work of Roger Rice
September 3 – November 7, 2019 in the Visual Arts Gallery
Considered “outsider art,” Rice’s work teems with Biblical scripture and visions laced with imagery of prophecy and science fiction. Although he has an MFA from the University of Mississippi, he retains the naiveté from his years as a self-taught artist. He says that after reading and meditating on Biblical scripture, visions and images appear in his mind, and he combines drawing, painting, printmaking and sculptural techniques to express those inner thoughts. He often engraves the surface first and then uses the effects of buildup of different mediums to give depth and interest to a scene.
His work has appeared in museums of folk art, southern and spiritual art, and self-taught artists across the United States as well as churches of all denominations, galleries, centers, and publications.
Rev. Dr. Roger Rice graduated from the Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and successively the University of Mississippi with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has also secured a Doctor of Biblical Studies from the Gulf Coast Bible Institute and Seminary, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Be sure to visit rogerrice.com
Bits and Pieces; Dream, Memory, Myth, Lore: Mary Hardy
October 10 – December 21, 2019 in The Duckett Gallery
This exhibition features new work that includes a narrative. Mary’s work is always full of exploration into evocative realms of mind, of memory, of possibility in a beautiful, painterly presentation.
Mary Hardy’s website is www.maryhardystudio.com
Her work is carried by:
From Idea to Icon: the Origin of an Artwork: Rebecca Alston
January 16 – April 18, 2020 in The Duckett Gallery
Rebecca Alston has explored the concept and meaning of color as well as the world of bio forms from molecular to tectonic. She allows the image to speak with all of its implications — psychologically, environmentally, and musically. She has had over twenty solo exhibitions in New York, in Japan, in Kansas and Mississippi, some of which have encompassed environmental and public art. Her numerous group exhibitions have covered the United States as well as London.
See some of Rebecca Alston’s at the below links:
Mississippi Women in the Arts Showcase
April 23 – June 18, 2020 in The Duckett Gallery
A collection of new work by women artists of Mississippi sponsored by the State Committee associated with the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C.