Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathways
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery
Gallery of African American Art
December 11, 2012 – June 1, 2013
Sculptor Lydia Thompson is the Department Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University. Her ceramics have been included in collections, galleries, art centers and museums around the world. The paradox of the cotton boll’s attractiveness as a natural form and its repugnance as a symbol of a history of exploitation inspired Thompson to create a series of diverse works in various media.
Funded in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the
National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency