Some homeowners are lucky and have their homes sited in areas where the trees seem to have been naturally placed. But for those of us who live in newer subdivisions, where all the trees were removed prior to development, we are challenged with incorporating trees back into our landscapes. Adding trees back will not only improve the appearance of a property but also increase its value. (January 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about when LQ.C. Lamar and Dr. Thomas Dudley Isom were elected to represent Lafayette County in the Secession Convention in 1860 on page 2 B in today’s Oxford Living section. (January 7, 2011, Page 2B)
During a wintersession illustration class at the University of Mississippi Wednesday, students watched as acting assistant art professor Katherine Rhodes Fields demonstrated how to transfer images using a variety of techniques.
Dabbing wintergreen or clove oil on the back of a printed image and using a large wooden spoon, the students watched as Fields transferred a sketch, newspaper photograph and magazine pictures onto a plain piece of paper.
The technique is often used to create collages, Fields said, or to allow artists to take an image from their sketch pad and transfer it to another media. (January 7, 2011, Page 1B)
For Jimmyle Listenbee, working as a dancer and choreographer has blended naturally with her practice in Zen Buddhism. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with Listenbee on how the Calhoun City native found her way from Sunday school to Eastern philosophy in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 6, 2011, Page 3)
EAGLE photographer displays some of his favorite LafaShopper covers in today’s Oxford Living. (December 30, 2010, Page 1B)
When the Ole Miss Rebels have a not-so-great football season, Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield likes to think about some of those great years in the past when the Rebels saw lots of Bowl action — particularly under the direction of Coach John Vaught from 1946 through 1970. (December 30, 2010, Page 2B)
Tina Lutz, former director of the Tupelo GumTree Museum of Art and GumTree Festival, is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in studio arts with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Mississippi Art Department. Lutz talks with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze about her new shift in her art career in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 30, 2010, Page 3A)
John Robert Phillips will get his share of presents this Christmas, but none will mean as much as the everyday gift of his grandmother’s care. Retired teacher Karen Namorato talks about the challenges of helping a child born with both Down syndrome and deafness in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 23, 2010, Page 3A)
Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)
Santa will definitely make an appearance at the Adams’ home in Abbeville this year. In fact, about 100 Santa’s are already displayed in their living room. See Katherine Adams winter wonderland in today’s Oxford Living on page 1. (December 23, 2010, Page 1B)