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In the works for over a year, my one man show at the University of Mississippi Museum officially opened this past March 18th
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My marketing director, Julia, and I flew to Oxford two weeks prior to assist with the installation of my sculpture, furniture and paintings. With the valuable help of museum staffers, Marti and Robert, the install was a breeze
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The opening reception and lecture took place the week of March 24th. Susie and I drove down that Monday from Kansas City. Tuesday night the Museum hosted the opening reception
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The evening’s festivities were attended by over 200 people. Included were a large contingent of my daughter Ali’s Tri Delt sisters. They took special notice of my paintings of Ali much to her embarrassment
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During the week, I had the opportunity to sit in on two University painting classes. In the first, I talked primarily about the business of art since many in the class would soon be graduating and beginning their art careers
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In the second class, I joined the students in painting individual self portraits. I had never painted from a mirror, so my anxiety level was considerable. In the end, we all had a great time and posed with our completed works
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My last scheduled activity for the week was my Artist’s Lecture at the Museum Thursday night. The mix of students and art aficionados allowed me to broach a wide range of subjects as well as follow up questions

The  exhibition continues through August 9, 2014. Visit The University of Mississippi Museum website for more information

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