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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)
William Faulkner was a risk-taker, innovator and experimentalist when it came to language and storytelling.
“He’s one of the most important innovators of the 20th century,” said Jay Watson, University of Mississippi Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies. “Faulkner writes about people who are saturated in history and have an undeniable sense that the past is still with us shaping our outlook on life.”
Watson is in charge of the 2014 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference that begins Sunday and continues through July 24 in Oxford. The theme is “Faulkner and History.” (July 16, 2014, Page 1)
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)