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STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) You could take a walk on the wild side in Starkville Thursday night.

Kathryn Hunter showed off her latest print work at Mississippi State University. Hunter used printmaking, paper cutting and mixed media to create a visual relationship between people and animals.

She didn’t have to travel far to find inspiration. She began working on the collection earlier this year, and used the Sam Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge as her inspiration.

Hunter is the owner of the Blackbird Letterpress of Louisiana, and is a native of Decatur, Alabama.


**PRESS RELEASE- An exhibit by Mississippi State’s artist-in-residence Kathryn Hunter will run  through Nov. 1 in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

“Kathryn Hunter: Confluence” will focus on the bond between humans and animals held in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Human-Animal Bond symposium.

A public reception for Hunter will be held today [Sept. 26] from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, as well as a Sept. 28 presentation at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge.

Hunter is a printmaker and operator of Blackbird Letter Press in Baton Rouge, La. She grew up in Decatur, Ala., and has a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking from Montana State University and a master of fine arts in printmaking from Louisiana State University. She is currently represented by Le Mieux Galleries in New Orleans, La.

Events are co-sponsored by the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge Artist-In-Residence Partnership with MSU’s art department and the Starkville Area Arts Council.

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