The Hillyer House of Ocean Springs celebrated its 50th anniversary in very colorful fashion this afternoon.
Artist Jerry Spear revealed his 100th piece art installation entitled ‘Vision’ during an unveiling ceremony at the art shop. It was the first time Owner Paige Riley had seen the installation commemorating Hillyer’s 50th anniversary.
Spear has been working on the display since February, coming in every night creating and hanging the glass sculptures between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. in order to keep the piece a secret from Riley.
When Riley saw ‘Vision’ at this afternoon’s ceremony, this was her reaction. “So just totally overwhelmed and stunned. It’s breathtaking. So this has been many, many, many hours, nights, days, weeks, and months and I had no idea what he had done. And it is beyond my wildest dreams that he so perfectly hit our store, our coast, and who we are in that installation called Vision.”
You can check out ‘Vision’ at Hillyer House tomorrow during Ocean Springs’ art walk.