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Meridian Museum of Art opens exhibit

By Staff
LOCAL ARTISTS  The Jason Guynes painting is an example of his Spanish countryside paintings.
By Scottye Carter/The Meridian Star
July 27, 2001
Noted artists Bryce Speed of Meridian and Jason Guynes of Livingston, Ala., open a month-long exhibition of their work on Saturday at the Meridian Museum of Art.
Speed, a Meridian native known for painting abstract human forms, will show about 20 of his works. Guynes, originally from Brandon, will display 11 paintings.
Speed studied art at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama. He said that everything he has "ever seriously painted has been involved with the human form."
Guynes studied art at Belhaven College in Jackson and at Tulane University in New Orleans. He recently traveled to Spain, where he found the inspiration for most of the paintings on display.
The Speed and Guynes exhibit runs through Aug. 25. The Meridian Museum of Art will host a reception for the two artists at 6 p.m. Aug. 4. There is no admission and refreshments will be served at the reception.
Terry Heder, the director of the museum, said admission is never charged to "either the shows or the reception. We encourage everyone to attend this is not just for museum members."
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Other upcoming shows include displays by the artists Sabyna Sterrett and Elizabeth Schaffer, Sept. 1 to Oct. 13; an exhibit by Bonnie Busbee, Oct. 20 to Nov. 24; the annual art auction, Nov. 3; and the Member's Show, Dec. 1 to Dec. 29.
For more information, call the Meridian Museum of Art at 693-1501.

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