Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tommy Thompson Honored by His Boyhood Hometown

WCBI-TV, Columbus, MS

22 Jun 2009 10:46pm | Posted by Paulo Salazar | Local News

Starkville Honors National Artist

STARKVILLE, Miss-- All week long Tommy Thompson's art will be on display at Starkville's Welcome Center on 200 main Street.

Thompson is a Starkville High School graduate and will be in town Friday to celebrate his 50th High School Reunion.

He was an architectural and commercial artist for more than 30 years before advancing to painting oil landscapes in 2002.

The GSDP, along with classmate Jack Wallace, thought it would be great in conjunction with the reunion. Wallace who is also President of OCEDA says, "We try to have an art display int he Partnership all the time. In this particular week we will be able to feature Tommy during the week we are having the Reunion; it's just fantastic. We are all really excited."

Thompson will be on hand for a "meet and greet" Friday in the Partnership lobby.