To say there’s an arts event happening almost every day in Oxford is not an exaggeration.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council helps organize 320 days of arts programming every year.
“That means almost every day, we have something going on somewhere in the community, if not multiple things a day,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.
That’s why the organization’s leaders were happy to learn they’ve been awarded a $27,000 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. The YAC grant was one of nine awarded in Lafayette County totaling $63,000.
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Megan Abbott, the 2013-14 Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi, will read from, sign and discuss “The Fever” at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Off Square Books. (more…) (June 19, 2014, Page 5)
A fundraiser for the 17 horses rescued in Yalobusha County during February will be held at Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley on Saturday. Water Valley native Kimberly Boyd Vickrey, a professor of design and photography at Arkansas State University and a fine art equine photographer, photographed the horses about three weeks after the rescue. Framed artwork, small matted prints and books of the Yalobusha rescues will be exhibited and on sale at the gallery. Vickrey will give a talk about the horses and her work at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 7. All proceeds from the event will go specifically to the care and training of these 17 Yalobusha rescued horses. Bozarts is located at 403 N. Main St. (more…) (June 5, 2014, Page 5)
An opening reception for recent work by Oxonian Bradley Gordon will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday at Yalo Studio in Water Valley. Gordon’s paintings, which will be on display through June, show the wildlife of the South, but with an unusual technique and vivid colors unlike the common paintings of southern animals. (more…) (May 29, 2014, Page 5)
Work by local artist Lydia Lewis Myers is on display now at The Frame Up-Basement Gallery. An opening reception for the exhibit, which includes close to 20 abstract pieces, is planned for Friday (May 16). (more…) (May 15, 2014, Page 6, 7)