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Sarah Lutz featured in USM Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series February 20

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Artwork by Sarah Lutz

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series presents artist Sarah Lutz on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the George Hurst Building, room 123. This free event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

Sarah Lutz is a painter and printmaker who creates colorful abstract works such as Slipstream and Fireball Season.

“The subtle contradictions that exist within a painting are what interest me most and sustain me in my practice,” said Sarah Lutz in her artistic statement. “I want my work to be beautiful, but at the same time unsettling; serious, but with a comedic aspect.”

Lutz’s paintings and prints have been exhibited at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA; The Richmond Art Center in Windsor, CT; and the Lohin Geduld Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York.

“My hope is that a compelling tension exists within these paintings because they feel simultaneously familiar while hinting at something ethereal and unknown.”

Southern Miss Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series brings four to five art professionals each year including active visual artists, art historians, and other art authorities to The University of Southern Mississippi for the purpose of presenting public lectures, workshops, formal critiques and practical art experiences to our students. The series enhances the program’s offerings in Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics, Graphic Design, and Art History. Ultimately, the goal is to enrich the discussion and understanding of the visual arts at USM and the greater Hattiesburg community.

For more information, contact Allen Chen at