Thursday, June 24, 2004

Memphis' David Lusk Gallery brings Summer Art Salon to Jackson

Beginning on June 23, the David Lusk Gallerywill host the Jackson Summer Art Salon, an exhibition of fine art by Robert Rector, the Mississippi-born abstract painter, and by several other notable Southern artists. Seated in a temporary space at Treetops II Shopping Center off Lakeland Drive in Flowood (106 Tops Street), the show runs through June 30 from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. (but it is closed on Sunday).

Rector was born and raised in Pascagoula and currently lives in Slaughter, La. He divides his time between his studio there and one outside Winter Park, Colo. Rector's son and grandson both live in Jackson and his work hangs in several local collections including Bank One, Entergy and the AmSouth Plaza lobby. Outside of the state, his work hangs at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, Compaq Computers in Tokyo, Continental Airline's World Traveler's Lounge in London's Heathrow Airport, at Credit Suisse in both New York and Chicago, IBM in Austin and Pfizer in Memphis.

In addition to Rector's work, the Jackson Summer Art Salon features watercolors by Ocean Springs' Walter Anderson; paintings and drawings from the mid-twentieth century by Carroll Cloar of Arkansas, paintings by the duo known as Twin, cast glass and steel sculpture by Memphis' Brian Russell, landscape paintings by John Torina (also from Memphis), paintings by New Jersey-born Pam Wagner, sculpture by Greely Myatt of Aberdeen and work by Lea Barton of Flora, known for her text- and photo-based collages.

For more information, contact Emmie King at 601-316-9115.

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