EMERGING ARTISTS: HAC spotlights works of up-and-coming artists


Each year, the Hattiesburg Arts Council recognizes up-and-coming local professional artists with an emerging artist exhibit. A great group of visual artists will be featured and honored with a reception from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Association, 723 North Main Street. The event is sponsored with support from William Carey University.

Visual artwork of: Claire Brenia, Shanna Britt, Ciara Fountain, Alayna Heran, Andrea Kirkley, Jessica Kuespert, Keaira Mark, Alysen Matthews, Sydney Myers, Richard Nicholson Jr., Jessie Parker, Amelia Passer, Magen Pierce, Kim Pluskota, Gayle Quick, Whitson Ramsey, Tessa Rose Stockstill,  Abreeza Thomas, Alex Townsend,  William Carey University, 2019 Literary Journal, “The Indigo” and Bethanie Alexis Wilson will be on display.

At 4pm all the artists will be recognized. The artwork is available for purchase, just in time for the holiday gift giving season.

HAC also encourages the public support of art education in schools, and this annual exhibit provides high school art teachers the opportunity to feature the work of their most talented students.

Visual artists from: Hattiesburg High School, Ann Marie Bailey (art instructor), Oak Grove High School, Tonya Rivers (art instructor), Perry Central High School, Alex Townsend (art instructor) , Petal High School, Kimberly Evans (art instructor), Wayne County High School, Alex Townsend (art instructor) will be exhibited on the 3rd floor loft.

This event is free and open to the public.