Oxford Artist's Retrospective Catalog at Square Books

We recently received copies of the beautiful catalog, John Hathorn: A Retrospective ($25), that showcases a representative life work of the artist, who was born and raised in here in Oxford, a town known more for its literary art than its visual art. This may explain why much of John's work contains script or is created in homage to Rilke and Baudelaire. The retrospective comes from an exhibition organized by the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana, where John has been an art professor for 31 years at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette and a recipient of the University's 2008 Distinguished Professor Award. A graduate of Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi, many here will be happy and proud to see John Hathorn's work in this fine publication, with introductory commentary by Mary Beyt, Darrell Bourque, and Virginia Billeaud Anderson.  RH