“Myth and Hidden Treasures of Mississippi” Watercolor Exhibit Presented at Gulf Coast Library

News item published on: 2017-12-18 14:21:15

Nelly Mendel Alcocer’s watercolor exhibit, “Myth and Hidden Treasures of Mississippi,” will be on display on the first and second floors of the Gulf Coast Library from December 2017 through February, 2018. The public is invited to attend an exhibit reception with Alcocer on Friday December 15 from 3-5 p.m.

Inspiration for her work comes from studying the great writers from Mississippi, including William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, watercolorist Walter Anderson, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus’ Friendship Oak and its unique architecture, and the ancient cultural mound sites of Plaquemine, including the gentle character of the people, their beautiful manners, and traditions.

“This exhibit depicts inspiration from nature, landscapes, arts, and the impact of music, literature, and architecture, through my journey in life, and the discovery of hidden treasures, and the “Myth of Mississippi,” says Alcocer.  

Alcocer lives and paints in Lafayette, Louisiana. She holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from Oklahoma University and a Counseling Psychology degree from Oklahoma City University. Her training in the arts training included studies with renowned watercolor artist Phoebe Flory at her watercolor academy, watercolorists Norma Brown and Vickie Ruuge, and the Carl Jung Institute in Switzerland.

As an art instructor at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, she conducted a summer art trip to London, England. Now as an awarding winner watercolor artist, her work has been included in solo and group exhibits and is held in many private collections both nationally and internationally and recognized by the National Watercolor Society.

Selected pieces will available for sale at the Gulf Coast Library. For more information, contact the Gulf Coast Library at 228.214.3456.