Alaysia Hedgemon, 18, of Meridian, reads the poem, A Hill, while also studying a pencil drawing during Monday’s opening reception of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Art Faculty Show in the Meridian Community College Miller Art Gallery. Hedgemon, a freshman studying kinesiology, came to the show after an instructor encouraged her and classmates to attend the opening. “I do love the three-dimensional art and trying to see what the artist wants me to see,” she said of the works. The MUW Art Faculty Show will be on display through Sept. 27 and admission to the gallery is free of charge. For more information, contact John Marshall, MCC art instructor and gallery curator, at 601-484-8647.