Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Harrison County Campus will host the art exhibit “Journeys,” which is a collection of original artwork collected by art instructor Matthew Steadman over 30 years. The exhibit will be open in the campus Fine Arts Gallery from October 12 – December 4. The event is free and open to the public.
“What makes this exhibit special is that none of these artworks were purchased but traded for my own artwork,” Steadman said. “The art community is usually very open to trading with other artists, thereby allowing one to build a wide variety of a collection. Many of the artists presented are my personal friends, but not all. I encourage students to trade with others early on. Art can be quite expensive, and this is a great way to build a collection of original pieces.”
Steadman said the exhibit is eclectic and represents many kinds of art, including paintings, pottery, sculpture, photos, and drawings.
“Great art comes in many styles and can reflect a collector’s eye,” he said. “A collection represents the collector as much as the individual artists.”
The Harrison County Fine Arts Gallery is in D Building and is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.