Art alumnus exhibits work in Fulton

November 14th, 2013 Comments Off on Art alumnus exhibits work in Fulton

photo by Shawn Whittington | Itawamba Community College

photo by Shawn Whittington | Itawamba Community College

The work of Wesley Ortiz of Memphis, Tenn., “About Time,” will be display through Dec. 11 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center Gallery at the Itawamba Community College Fulton Campus. A reception is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. on the closing day.

Ortiz has always had an interest in the human form. “Whether I am painting, drawing, printing or sculpting, the human figure is ever present in my work,” he said. “I feel it is an instant invitation to the viewer. Although I don’t consider myself a typical representational artist, I employ female and male forms to narrate and invite viewers to begin a dialogue with the works.” He describes his present body of work as “heavy and psychological. They incorporate drawing materials with toned and tented gesso on paper in order to address my concept,” he said.

Ortiz grew up in Amory. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi, both in fine art.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays, except when the college is closed for holidays.

For more information, contact Shawn Whittington at (662) 862-8301 or email

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