Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending Artists on Art, two Thursday noon lectures at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!
September 23: Katherine Rhodes Fields, Printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Fields graduated cum laude from University of the South, Sewanee in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. After studying Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland she earned her MFA in 2005 at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Along with an extensive national exhibition record, her drawings and installations were exhibited in Stirling Scotland at the Changing Room Contemporary Gallery (2005) and in Aberdeen Scotland as part of an international drawing invitational (2004).
September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.
The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073. (September 19, 2010)
The Ford Center for the Performing Arts will have an open work call on Oct. 9 for anyone interested on working on the Ford Center Stage Crew. Basic orientation to stage systems, work expectations and schedule procedures will be taught as well as hands strike and set up. If you are interested please contact Matt Zerangue: email@example.com. (September 19, 2010)
Mississippi Legal Services Programs sponsors workshops on home foreclosures and bankruptcy throughout the state. North Mississippi Rural Legal Services will sponsor a workshop on home foreclosures and bankruptcy from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday for Lafayette, Benton and Marshall counties. The workshop will be held at the Holly Springs City Hall in Holly Springs, located at 160 S. Memphis St. in Holly Springs.
Citizens experiencing problems with bankruptcies and foreclosures are encouraged to attend. Options and solutions to these problems will be presented, discussed and identified. Mississippi Legal Services Programs has formed partnerships with the Department of Human Services, Division of Community Services, United CAA, Northeast Mississippi Community Services and the local WIN Job Centers.
For more information, on legal services for indigent Mississippians, visit the website, www.mslegalservices.org. Applicants needing legal services may call 1-800-498-1804 Monday-Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (September 19, 2010)
Make plans to attend the Lafayette Springs School Reunion on Oct. 2 at the Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Visiting begins at 9:45 a.m. with lunch at 11:30. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish for potluck lunch — sandwiches, finger food or dessert; memories to share; and a tale about something that happened in Lafayette Springs to top the ones Russell will tell. Everyone who lived in the Lafayette Springs area before the school closed are not only invited, but encouraged to come. All friends welcome. (September 19, 2010)
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday, the community is invited to a brief ceremony and reception in recognition of those who have suffered with dementia and their caregivers. The gathering will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum’s outdoor sculpture, “Bardo of Rose,” a visual tribute to those touched by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Located at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street, the ceremony will also include refreshments and details about a new comunity program, “Memory Makers: Respite Day Services of Oxford,” will be announced. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dianne Arnold at 662-846-5335. (September 17, 2010)
Joanne Wilkinson, writing a Generations column, takes a look into an idea her husband came up with recently that she liked: instead of a fitness club, how about a Couch Potato Club? (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)
Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)
Maryalyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people of the importance of the U.S. Constitution with the beginning of Constitution Week here. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)
- Susan Varas Hannah — 64, , died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
- Jacob Price — died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Linda Dinece Williams — 41, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team continued to roll over teams as they posted a 16-0 win over South Panola Thursday night.