Painter’s show to open Friday at GumTree Museum of Art

Art ShowBy M. Scott Morris

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Members of the Mississippi Painter’s Society will put their best work forward at the GumTree Museum of Art.

The group’s annual show will begin with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and everyone’s invited.

“It’s a great thrill to exhibit at the GumTree and just have people come by,” said Allison Schuchs, a society member from Fulton.

There’s also some money on the line for the artists. Bill Wilson, a Jackson-based artist and publisher of Mississippi Aesthetic magazine, will be the judge. Winners will be announced at the reception.

“It’s fun to have the competition with the other members,” Schuchs said.

Daphne Works, president of the society, said the exhibit will feature mostly oil paintings, but there will be acrylics, watercolor and pastels included.

“It’ll be mainly representational art, realistic representational, not photo-realism,” Works said.

She said “wine and a conglomeration of food” will be available at the reception. The food will be on platters by Kudzu Pottery, an exhibit sponsor.

Fairpark Grill is another sponsor, and there will be a drawing for a gift certificate to the restaurant Friday.

“Please come, support the arts and fellowship with us,” Works said.

The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays. The exhibit will be up until Aug. 23. Call (662) 436-0522, or visit

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