professors’ works displayed in Meridian Museum of
Miss – Four professors from the Art and Design
Department at Mississippi University for Women
currently have their works on display at the
Meridian Museum of Art.
Professor Shawn L. Dickey, Department Chair Robert
Gibson, Professor Thomas Nawrocki, and Assitant
Professor and gallery director Alex Stelioes-Wills
each have works showcased in “Impressions: Work by
Mississippi University for Women Art Professors.”
Stelioes-Wills, the exhibit came together because of
Nawrocki’s working relationship with Meridian Museum
of Art director Terry Hedder. Nawrocki has shown at
the museum several times in the past and the museum
previously hosted the Collegiate Show, which MUW
arts students enter every year.
the idea to host a show with the art faculty
members, and, at a meeting for the Collegiate Show,
Nawrocki suggested they do it this year. Hedder
Meridian Museum of Art always does a really
excellent job,” said Stelioes-Wills. “[Hedder] is
really artist-focused. He’s very accommodating and
adjusts to the needs of the artists.”
is actually an old library, providing a large space
to exhibit work, and is divided into five separate
gallery spaces. Nawrocki had one room for his
artwork, which he filled easily, said Stelioes-Wills,
who also had a room for his artwork.
Gibson shared a room, because Gibson’s work consists
of three-dimensional pieces that sit on the floor,
and because Dickey will have his own one man show at
the museum in a few months. “He didn’t want to show
too much yet,” said Stelioes-Wills.
“Any time we can show as a group is good not only
for each individual artist but good for the entire
reception was held on January 5 and boasted over 100
in attendance, including many W alums from the area.
will be on display until February 2. The museum is
open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. For
more information on the exhibit, call 601-693-1501.