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WCU Gillespie Museum to host "Song of the Birds" exhibit

“The Heart of Grace and Prayer,” a photograph by Alison Morgan, will be one of the works displayed at the William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum’s “Song of the Birds” exhibit. (Photo Source: William Carey University) “The Heart of Grace and Prayer,” a photograph by Alison Morgan, will be one of the works displayed at the William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum’s “Song of the Birds” exhibit. (Photo Source: William Carey University)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -

The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum at William Carey University will present the art exhibit "Song of the Birds" from September 4 until October 15.

The opening reception will be held September 4, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The exhibit features photographs by Alison Morgan, watercolors by Kym Garraway-Braley, and sculptures by Vixon Sullivan. All three artists are from Hattiesburg.

Morgan, a retired educator, works to share her faith in Jesus Christ through photographs of His creation, whether people or wildfire. Her photographs have been published in Signature Magazine and in the Mississippi Wildlife Federation 2014-2015 pamphlet. She has also had pieces exhibited at the Oddfellows Gallery in Hattiesburg.

Garraway-Braley has been a professional, full-time artist for more than 30 years. She has worked for John Deere, Barnes and Noble, and Dear Cards. Her work has appeared in public buildings, schools, churches, government facilities, and hospitals. Her passion is illustrating children's books. She will debut her own book of devotions in Spring 2015.

Sullivan, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in advertising, recently left the advertising field to pursue art professionally. His goals are to find contentment in using his God-given talent and to bring joy to others through art and community involvement.

The Gillespie museum contains an extensive collection of art by Mississippians during the 20th century: over 600 works are contained in the collection.

The museum is open from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. It is also open by appointments, which can be made by calling 601-318-6542.

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