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The Delta State University Department of Art will host a memorial exhibition of the works of Melanie Tyler Owen, July 29 - August 29, in the Wright Art Gallery, beginning with an opening reception July 29 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Owen graduated from Delta State in 2003 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. She was a graduate student in sculpture at the University of Alabama at the time of her death in an automobile accident near Birmingham on October 31, 2008. The exhibition is a survey of her art from the beginning of her student period through her work at the John Richards Company in Greenwood and her entry into graduate school. Drawings, paintings, 2-D design, and sculpture comprise the body of work on display.
The Melanie Tyler Owen Scholarship was established in 2008 with donations being accepted by the Art Department in her memory; anyone wishing to honor Melanie may send their gift to DSU Box 3141, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38733.
The community is cordially invited to attend the reception. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Delta State University Art Department at 662-846-4720.