Gay Graeber was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. She has a BFA from Ole Miss and an MEd from University of Louisville. She is the curator for the Younger Foundation 18th C. Creche collection. She has always had a passion for visual art and the creative process. Her earliest artistic memory is of painting her Daddy’s prize hunting dog a bright shade of yellow! Gay uses a range of media, watercolor, oil, pastel, encaustic, styrofoam and focuses on light, color and movement. She and her husband, Jack, take travel groups around the world where she fills art notebooks with watercolors of their adventures. These are then transformed in to permanent pieces in her studio in Oxford.
Ray Meifert (born 16 November 1948)
Ray Meifert was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lived in the South for much of his first 25 years. From 1967 – 1971 he attended the University of Mississippi where he majored in art. After graduation he earned his Masters of Fine Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. He has traveled extensively through out Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia Pacific, and Japan. From 1988 – 1992 he lived in Brussels, Belgium and traveled through out Western Europe. His extensive travel and various cultural experiences have greatly influenced Mr. Meifert’s paintings.
His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Minnesota, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, Wisconsin and in Belgium.
Mr. Meifert currently lives in Edina, Minnesota with his wife. They have one daughter who is majoring in theatre at the University of Mississippi.
Artist Lisa Williamson conjures thoughts of warmer seasons ahead with a series of brilliantly colored paintings inspired by her recent visit to the Cayman Islands. The works depict scenes from The Botanic Gardens on Grand Cayman, which serve as a sanctuary for the endangered Blue Iguana: a percentage of all sales will be donated to the sanctuary.