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Oxford receives $63K in arts grants

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)

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    Tucker to sign debut novel Tuesday

    Mississippi native Neely Tucker will be at Off Square Books on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss his debut novel, “The Ways of the Dead.” (more…) (July 3, 2014, Page 5)

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      Locust Honey String Band to perform at Proud Larry’s

      Locust Honey String Band will bring their “heart-breakin’ country harmonies and raging old-time fiddle tunes” to Proud Larry’s on Monday night (June 30). (more…) (June 26, 2014, Page 5)

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        Abbott set to sign “The Fever”

        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)

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          Artists feature series based on blues musicians

          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)

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            Howorth off to flying start with debut novel

            A journey with nearly 20 years of travel will take its next route for Lisa Howorth when her debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” is released Tuesday. (June 12, 2014, Page 5A)

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              Helping the horses

              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)

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                Gordon’s work on display at Yalo Studio

                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)

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                  Southside hosts plein air landscape exhibition

                  A collection of plein air landscape paintings — “Fresh Paint: Painting the Mississippi Landscape” — is on display now through June 28 at Southside Gallery. (more…) (May 22, 2014, Page 5)

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                    Myers work on display at The Frame Up

                    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)

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