NEW ALBANY, MS – Eleven photographs from New Albany, Mississippi, fine art photographer T. Lowry Wilson have been chosen to be a part of the décor of 10 South, a new rooftop restaurant in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For the past several years, Wilson has traversed the Mississippi Delta and captured it in photographs. These images attracted the attention of Nicole Gilmer of Newbreak Management, the design consultant for 10 South. Gilmer said, “Inspired by the David Cohn quote, ‘The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg,’ the design team fell in love with T. Lowry Wilson’s award winning photos of the Delta and contacted the artist about featuring many of his Delta pieces in the restaurant. With a few pieces from other Mississippi photographers thrown in, the east wall of the restaurant will be as rich with the history and character of the delta as the rest of 10 South is rich with the breathtaking views of the Mississippi.”
Wilson’s multi-award winning photographs have been included in juried exhibitions and in several solo gallery shows. His work has been featured in Mississippi Magazine and Alabama Magazine and selected as cover art for a regional phone directory. His photographs hang in personal and corporate collections in Canada and the United States, including that of a Fortune 500 company.
Wilson has taught classes in studio lighting, Photoshop, and business practices for photographers, and in the past few years has led photographic tours on Route 66 in Kansas and Oklahoma as well as in the Mississippi Delta. For more information or to contact Wilson directly, visit his website.
The restaurant sits atop the 10 story First National Bank Building, which was constructed in 1903 as the tallest building in the South. This cornerstone of downtown Vicksburg was purchased and renovated by Tim Cantwell with interior finishes by Stephani Hardy Designs. Trustmark Bank’s regional headquarters occupies the ground floor, and loft-style apartments)
are located above. The previously unused rooftop has now been converted into an outdoor rooftop bar and grill with sweeping views of the Mississippi River and the city of Vicksburg. The co-owner of “10 South Rooftop Bar and Grill” is award winning chef Jay Parmegiani who also owns and operates ROCA in Vicksburg. 10 South features southern cuisine “with a twist” and is scheduled to open the end of May 2015. More information is available at the restaurant website.