November 5, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM
Please join us for a brown bag panel discussing the life and work of the often overlooked artist, Kate Freeman Clark.
I have lived in Holly Springs almost all of my life and I am a founding member of Belles and Books Club which is a support group for the KFC Art Gallery.
Many years ago, I was appointed by the court system as a Trustee for the KFC Gallery and was responsible for putting togerther the board and starting a more formal arrangement for taking care of the painting of Miss Kate. I am also a former student of hers.
Graduate of University of Mississippi – BA in Journalism & Business Administration
Executive Director of the Mississippi Press Association
Editor & Publisher, The South Reporter, Holly Springs – 21 years
Communications Director, healthcare management company
Owner Webbgraphics, graphic design and web development firm
Director, Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery
Jimmy Thomas is the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s associate director for publications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy and a master’s degree in Southern Studies, both from the University of Mississippi. In 2003 he began work as managing editor of the 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, including the Art and Architecture and Folk Artvolumes. Other publications include the forthcoming Conversations with Barry Hannah and volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series. In 2013 he guest-curated the exhibition Independent Expression: Self-Taught Artists of the Late 20th Century for the University Museum.
Carolyn J. Brown is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. She attended Duke University and then the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for her Master’s and Ph.D. A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty is her first book. It was selected by the Mississippi Library Commission to represent the state of Mississippi at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC in 2012, and won the Mississippi Library Association’s Award for Nonfiction in 2013. She published her second biography, Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker, in November 2014, which has just won the Mississippi Library Association’s award for Juvenile Literature. Brown has published articles in several journals, includingNotes on Mississippi Writers, College Language Journal, the Eudora Welty Review, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Study the South and The Journal of Mississippi History.
Thomas Dewey Dr. Thomas Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in spring 1976 and came to Ole Miss that fall. Over a 37 year span, he developed 13 lecture courses covering art history and architecture from Europe and the United States 19th-21st centuries. That diversity produced 60 publications and 53 conference research papers. As archivist for the Southern Graphics Council, he developed a print study collection of more than 6,000 etchings, drypoints, woodcuts, silkscreens, etc. He also organized several contemporary print traveling exhibitions. Dr. Dewey’s manuscript titled “A View from the South/The Narrative Art of Boyd Saunders” has been accepted by the University of South Carolina Press. He retired from the university in 2013.
Annette Trefzer is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She teaches classes on American Literature specializing in Southern literature and culture. She is the author of Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction, and coeditor with Ann J. Abadie of several volumes of critical essays on William Faulkner. Combing her expertise in literature and art, she is currently at work on a book on Eudora Welty’s photography. Annette worked at the Academy Gallery in New Orleans from 1986-1992 (while she earned a PhD in English) and she opened Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley in 2008. Annette and her husband Mickey Howley own and operate this artist driven exhibition space with the goal of promoting local artists and fostering community appreciation of the visual arts.