Exhibit - Charles Price at Cook Library

News item published on: 2013-06-13 12:06:00

Local artist and entrepreneur, Charles Price, will have two concurrent shows exhibiting paintings, prints and sculptures representing his work over the course of a lifetime.

Price’s work was figurative during his early artistic career and, through the years, has evolved toward the abstract. The commonality across all of his art, though, is that it is part of a dialogue with the social environment. Hand in hand with this approach, Price and his wife, Anita, have made a significant contribution to the Hattiesburg community by renovating the Oddfellows Building, which was built in 1899 in downtown Hattiesburg. The building is now home to Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg’s first museum-quality gallery and event space.

The Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery will feature the most recent work, The Tornado Series, which was created just before, during and after the tornado that hit Hattiesburg in February 2013. A Retrospective Exhibition will be on display in the Cook Library Art Gallery and will feature paintings and sculptures that embody the whole of Price’s artistic career.

The two exhibits will be available for viewing June 20-September 20, 2013.

An opening for the shows will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery. All campus and Hattiesburg community members are invited to attend.