“Artists’ Corner” to spotlight locals
FOL will announce future exhibits through local media and its Facebook site. An “Artists’ Corner” Guide will be maintained at the library with information about significant displays. The librarian will also assist Wesson Public Library has a new “Artists Corner” to honor Wesson and Copiah County artists and expose their work to the public.
The first exhibit features paintings by Elene Hutson, a former Wesson librarian, with other works by Stella Williams, Margaret Furr, May Cox, Rene Curtis, James Hulett Fairchild, Dot Furr and Imogene Case; and historical pictures of Wesson during the period when Mississippi Mills operated.
Wesson Friends of the Library (FOL) established the new feature at the library, and Dr. Steve Liverman, an FOL member, will coordinate ongoing exhibits.
“Wesson and Copiah County have been and continue to be home to artists who create works in many different genres – watercolors, oils, sculptures, collages, quilting, among others,” says Liverman. “Wesson Friends of the Library will display works of our local artists – past, present and future – on a rotating exhibit basis to highlight this aspect of our culture and heritage, increase appreciation of their talent and stimulate and encourage our budding artists.”
FOL will announce future exhibits through local media and its Facebook site. An “Artists’ Corner” Guide with information related to significant displays will be available at the library. The librarian will assist in finding answers to specific questions about exhibits.
Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers and donors who support the Wesson public library with special projects, programs and fundraising. Ask the librarian for an application form.