- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University will host from Nov. 11 through Dec. 18 an exhibit of artwork restored following Hurricane Katrina.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1vxDsqx ) the exhibit’s opening reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 and will include remarks by Iris Easterling, former curator and coordinator of the restoration project for the Gillespie Collection.

The collection was housed at WCU’s former campus on the state’s coast and was destroyed when Katrina hit in 2005. Since then, the collection has undergone extensive conservation and preservation and is now stored at the Gillespie Museum.

There are more than 600 works by Mississippi artists in the collection, considered to be the most comprehensive art collection by Mississippians during the 20th century.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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