Tracy Williams Exhibits “A Posh Vertical Picnic: Serving up Ink Drawings on Paper Plates” at Gulf Coast Library

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach presents “A Posh Vertical Picnic: Serving up Ink Drawings on Paper Plates,” by Gulf Coast artist, Tracy Williams. The exhibit is on display on the third floor through December and may be viewed during regular library hours. The public is invited to an artist reception on Wednesday, November 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Inspired by the work of Rob Draper, Williams uses the unconventional medium of paper plates creating four distinct collections: Mermaids, Robots, Drag Queens, and Girlz. She uses the most inexpensive paper plates she can find in the store and allows the fluted edges to frame her pieces.

Fascinated by illustration, Williams was mentored in her youth by a fashion illustrator. Taking what she learned, she enrolled in art school and earned her BFA in Fashion Illustration. She later earned her MFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University with a thesis focusing on paper dolls.

Williams is part of the advertising community and coordinates marketing efforts for a Gulf Coast law firm and serves on the board of directors of her local American Advertising Federation club. Her professional portfolio includes designing logos, ads, promotional material, and packaging for a diverse list of clientele. She is a seven-time American Advertising Federation ADDY Award winner for illustration and design.

All pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.

For more information, contact Jamie Stanfield at 228.214.3467 or Jamie.Stanfield@usm.edu.