Wilhoit prints to be on exhibit in Mercer Hall
January 19, 2007

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Bryan President Dr. Stephen Livesay announced Jan. 16, that a series of prints of state Dr. Livesay and Mrs. Wilhoit with her painting of the Tennessee Capitol.capitols, the work of Dayton artist Susan Cassidy Wilhoit, will be on permanent exhibit in the corridors of Mercer Hall. 

He told members of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, gathered at Bryan College for the Chamber’s Business After Hours event, that Mrs. Wilhoit’s series, “The Magnificent Fifty,” is the first such effort to paint these historic buildings.
 
Thirty-eight of the 50 paintings have been completed, with the remainder scheduled to be finished in the coming 18 months.
 
Already, lighting for the display has been installed, and work is scheduled to install chair rail to accent the prints. Funds for the exhibit preparation were provided by alumnus Wayne Cropp and his wife, Diane, in honor of his parents.
 
In the meantime, 25 of the original watercolors are on display in the Bryan library Jan. 28 through February 11. The exhibition is open to the public during regular library hours.
    
Pictures of the reception marking the opening of the exhibit may be seen here.