Conversations: Bruce Levingston
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Thursday, June 2 at 10 p.m. on MPB TV

In this episode of Conversations, Mississippian and renowned concert pianist Bruce Levingston talks about growing up in Mississippi, the road to stardom as a gifted musician, the Hull exhibit and his appreciation of the Summit native’s profound visual artistry.

Aside from being a world-class pianist and composer, Levingston also has a deep appreciation for other fine arts, especially Mississippi artists like painter Marie Hull. Levingston is the guest curator of a major exhibition of Hull’s works at the Mississippi Museum of Art. He also wrote a book chronicling the life and work of Marie Hull, titled Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull.

“When I was a little boy there were quite a few works of hers in the Delta,” said Levingston in the interview. “But I was also fascinated on my own by this kind of amazing color and the way she would make her strokes. They came alive on the canvas."