Kim Sessums realized he need not search for his own style. After a lifetime spent exploring his creative impulses, it found him. By age 6, he had survived the separate deaths of both parents and continued his childhood at his grandparents home on a rural Mississippi backroad. Overcoming boredom and loneliness in a small town, his imagination led to an unexpected joy of studying the character and form of those around him. Whether black, white, old, young, city folk or country their every nuance was committed to memory, recorded in written journals and then turned into visual art.
He is a resident of Brookhaven and an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. He is also well known for his art work. He specializes in three areas – pencil drawing, mixed media, and bronze. His work has been commissioned nationally and is on display in homes, universities, businesses, public spaces, and museums around the country including: Notre Dame, MS State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Vicksburg Military Park, Shiloh Military Park, various hospitals throughout Mississippi, and museums in Maine, North Carolina to name a few.
Join us to look back on a forty year retrospective of art by J. Kim Sessums. The reception and art exhibit will be held Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in Enochs Hall Art Gallery at the Mississippi School of the Arts. This exhibition is the first to publicly collect and share Sessum’s creative output over the past 4 decades and includes works created in pencil, pastel, oil, egg tempera, acrylic, oil pastel, bronze, and found objects.