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Hattiesburg Clinic Internal Medicine
Saenger Theatre
The Greater Pine Belt Foundation (Ann
Morris Memorial Fund)

Grand Benefactor
Bancorp South
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Hub City Lofts
Kitchen Table
Leadership Pinebelt Class of 2016
Oddfellows Gallery
The First; A National Banking Assoc.
Trinity Episcopal Church

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Alter Recycling
Area Development Partnership
Bryan Nelson Law Firm
Finlo Construction Co., Inc.
Grove Transit
Kessler Federal
Lincoln Road Package Store
Merit Health Wesley
New South Restaurant Group
South Group Insurance

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Brown Bottling Company
C. L. Dews & Sons Foundry
Great Southern Bank
Moore Funeral Homes, Inc.
Overhead Door Co. of Hattiesburg Inc.
Pat McKenzie
Regions Bank
Roberts & Associates
Robin Roberts Attorney at Law

Sponsor
Anderson Design Center
HMP Nursing Services, Inc.

Donor
Ellen Bevon CPA
Southern Oaks House & Garden

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Arc of Southeast Mississippi
Audio Service
Bianchi’s Pizzeria
Grateful Soul
Hattiesburg American
Hattiesburg Area Historic Society
Hattiesburg Historic Downtown Assoc.
Hub City Spokes
Keg & Barrel
Live @ Five
Michaels
Mississippi Music Inc.
Mobile Street Renaissance Festival
Signature Magazine
Standard Office Supply
Strick’s  BBQ
Supply the Art (Cade Slaughter)
Thirsty Hippo
Tonsorial Parlor
Town Square Cafe & Bakery
Twin Forks Wine & Provisions
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Architecture Dept.
University of Southern Mississippi
USM School of Construction
WDAM
WHLT
William Carey University

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State Sponsors and Grants
City of Hattiesburg/Parks
and Recreation Dept.
Forrest County Board of Supervisors
Mississippi Arts Commission.
Corporate Sponsors
 
"2017 Bicentennial Exhibits of Mississippi Artists
at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center and City Hall"
The Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Exhibit
at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center
Hattiesburg Arts Council is celebrating Mississippi’s 2017 Bicentennial year,
with a traveling exhibit of the Mississippi Art Colony.  Founded in 1948, the
Mississippi Art Colony is one of Mississippi’s secret treasures, and as far as
we know, it is the longest-lived, artist-run, non-profit art organization in the
United States.

Because of this, the Smithsonian lists the Colony as the country’s oldest
artist-run organization of its kind. Today, outstanding guest artist/instructors
teach a five-day art session, which is held on the last week in April and the
first week in October at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. After each
session, the MS art colony asks the guest artist to select a show that will travel
the state, representing the artists who attend. This show features 20 artists
selected by guest artist, Angus Macpherson, and are available for purchase.
Gallery hours: 2 - 5pm Mondays and Tuesdays, March 13th - April 12th
Location: 723 North Main Street, Hattiesburg 39401
Free and open to the public
Hattiesburg City Hall Exhibit
with Rob Cunningham
Location:
200 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(2nd floor main level entrance)
Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Free and open to the public
Hattiesburg Arts Council is shining the spotlight on the colorful and expressive artwork of local
artist, Rob Cunningham, at our Mississippi 2017 Bicentennial celebration of art, at the City Hall
gallery, 2nd floor lobby.

A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Cunningham and his wife moved to Hattiesburg six years ago.  
He has a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism from Florida State University, and operated
restaurants in Tallahassee prior to retirement to Hattiesburg. Rob, while interested in art throughout
his life, began painting in earnest after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1989 at age 42.

Rob began painting with no preconceptions as to traditional color schemes or painting
techniques.  He paints mostly from his imagination and does not always adhere to typical color
wheel complements.  He takes delight in using unbridled colors, juxtaposed, one beside the
other, to infuse energy into his, often unnatural forms.  

His choice of colors, are not to reproduce reality, but to represent it emotionally, not only to the eye
but also to the mind.  Cunningham’s infinite palette of color combinations, have given him countless
avenues for expression.