Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Walt Grayson at LRMA on Thursday, November 18

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present ArtTalk on Thursday, November 18 at noon in the Museum’s Lower Level Lecture Hall. Author Walt Grayson will be the featured speaker and will discuss his newly released book Oh! That Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Stories. A book-signing will follow immediately after ArtTalk.

Walt Grayson was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi. He was an announcer for Greenville radio station WJPR while in high school. His first television experience came as a weekend weather fill-in and an occasional travel feature reporter, while working full time in radio at Jackson's WSLI.

Grayson joined the WLBT-TV team as a weather anchor in 1984. He takes viewers on a "Look Around Mississippi" weekly on WLBT and also hosts Mississippi ETV's Mississippi Roads program. He has been inducted into the Associated Press Mississippi Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Grayson writes a monthly newspaper article for the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. He is also author of three books: Jackson the Good Life, and Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson, as well as Looking Around Mississippi Some More with Walt Grayson.

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.

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