The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) will host an art exhibition featuring the work of wildlife photographer Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. and painter Carolyn Wright. The show will open on November 4th and will run through December 29th. A free public reception will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Library Commission building at 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson (in the R&D Center Complex off Ridgewood Road, across from Mississippi Public Broadcasting).
Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr.
Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. has been photographing Mississippi’s wildlife for over 30 years, and since 1997 his images have graced 36 Mississippi Duck Stamps and Sportsman’s Licenses. His latest book, My Southern Wild features his photographs of deer, ducks, turkey, and Mississippi’s untamed beauty. Hudspeth, a resident of Brandon, is a self-taught photographer whose work has appeared in numerous state, regional and national publications.
|Turkey on turkey feather|
Turkey feathers provide the canvas artist Carolyn Wright uses to paint her stunning creations. Her artistic talents developed early, along with her love for wildlife, while spending summers on her grandparents farm in the Mississippi Delta. Now the primary source of inspiration for her feather paintings is easily found in the woods and lakes surrounding her rural home in southeast Noxubee County.
For more information on this upcoming art exhibition or MLC, visit www.mlc.lib.ms.us or call 601-432-4111.
The Mississippi Library Commission supports innovative programs and initiatives to strengthen and enhance library services for all Mississippians. The agency is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, with additional funding provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), offering leadership in library services, advocacy, and training for library professionals and paraprofessionals.