Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present Art Talk on Thursday, March 18 at noon in the Lower Level Lecture Hall. Randy Meador will present "Rediscovering the Lost Spaces of Laurel - The City Beautiful."
Meador’s talk will center on Laurel’s rich history of projects based on values that reflect the city’s special qualities, the intrinsic values that have made Laurel vibrant, and some successful examples of rediscovery. The presentation will also highlight initiatives that will turn new ideas for rediscovery into reality with a language that speaks of art and history.
Meador is a native of Jones County where he lives with wife, Cindy. He holds a B. S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has worked for the past 25 years as an engineering and planning consultant in the Pine Belt Region and for his home town of Laurel.
Meador is Vice-President of Neel-Schaffer and has been principally involved in the development of the firm’s south Mississippi region. He is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Mississippi. He was recognized that same year for his contributions to the economic progress of the Pine Belt Region and the state by being named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s "Top 40 Under 40." Meador says "the reward for an engineer and planner is to see the positive impacts of our projects to the communities in which we live and work and to see the difference those projects make in the lives of people."
Art Talk, sponsored by West Quality Food Services, Inc., is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to use the North Garden Entrance and bring a sack lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided. For more information, call LRMA at 601.649.6374 or visit the website www.LRMA.org.