There is rarely a corner turned in the LOU community without an expression of the bountiful art community that encompasses our “little postage stamp of native soil.” Musicians, writers, artisans and thespians are just a few who leave their mark on our community through various venues. (more…) (July 31, 2014, Page 5)
An exhibit of paintings by local artist Jason Heavner, also known as J-Man, focuses on writer William Faulkner. The series of paintings are profound, a bit profane and a lot of fun. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)
Woody Pines will bring his stripped-down Americana roots music to Proud Larry’s for a performance on Friday night (July 18). Local musicians Patrick McClary and Kel Kellum will open the show at 9. (more…) (July 17, 2014, Page 1B)
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.
(July 7, 2014, Page 1)
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)
Arts Talk columnist Andi Bedsworth takes a look at two artists — Sharon McConnell Dickerson and H.C. Porter — whose work in photos, books and paintings are tied to the rich tradition of blues musicians. (June 12, 2014, Page 5A)
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)