The next Oxford Art Crawl will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will enjoy a night of art and are encouraged to stay for dinner on the Square. Exhibits and receptions are free and participating venues include: Gallery 130 (Meek Hall at the University of Mississippi), the Powerhouse, University Museum and Southside Gallery. The Double Decker Bus will be running a free shuttle to all locations. For more information, call the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (October 19, 2011)
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center, adjacent to Enid Lake, is hosting pumpkin painting for youngsters at 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will create pumpkin art using paint and decoupage and can decorate their pumpkins with images of trophy fish, monster bucks, beautiful flowers, colorful birds or even creepy bugs. Pumpkins and painting supplies will be provided and participants will receive helpful hints, hand-on help, and step-by-step instructions. Painting is fun, but can be messy so make sure the young artists and their assistants wear appropriate clothing. The program is free with the price of admission which is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2 for youngsters ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. Registration is limited to 20 youngsters so reserve a spot by calling 662-563-8068. (October 19, 2011)
In the five classes, three-hour sessions, participants will learn the handling of acrylic paint, color mixing and glazing, the use of mediums, and basic perspective and the fundamentals of art making. The first two classes will be working from still life, and the final three from a live model. While this class will teach the fundamentals, it will be open to all artistic levels. This is also an opportunity for more experienced artists to be working from a model and exploring ideas in a community setting. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Feb. 23, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Cost is $185. (February 18, 2011)
Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” Thursday through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus.
This multi-media dance performance is a collaboration between Professor Jennifer Mizenko and Assistant Professor of Art Brooke White. Both Mizenko and White have traveled to Uganda on humanitarian missions, and will be collaborating together to bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This evening-length work between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — its beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors and $7 for UM students. (February 16, 2011)
The Oxford Artists’ Guild has joined with the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library to host a month-long exhibit of artwork by 25 local artists at the library through the month of February. A reception with the Valentine theme, “Art, Chocolate and Other Goodies,” is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, featuring a selection of tasty treats to welcome visitors to the exhibit and give them a chance to meet the artists.
The Guild is accepting new 2011 membership applications through March 1 for evaluation in March. Additional opportunities for new member evaluation will be advertised later in the year. Prospective members are asked to complete an application form and submit photos of their work for review by the Guild Board. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (February 11, 2011)
A beginning watercolor class begins Monday and will continue every Monday for eight weeks from 9 a.m. to noon at the Powerhouse. Beginners and those with a small amount of experience are welcome. If you have a fair amount of experience, you may not want to sign up since it will be mainly for a new painter. Limit of about 10 students. Cost is $50 and does not include art supplies. (February 4, 2011)
“Clamlump,” the Missoula Oblongata’s latest full-size touring play, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The production features an original score performed live by Travis Sehorn, and includes puppetry, animated junk and densely layered language. A donation of $5 or purchase of “Clamlump” merchandise is encouraged. (January 19, 2011)
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center at Enid will offer youngsters the opportunity to make Christmas ornaments for birds at 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will create edible ornaments to decorate their trees. This free program is for all ages with a variety of ornaments for various skill levels. All the supplies will be provided. Some of the creations made will decorate the trees around the hatchery, but most will go home with the artists.
The hatchery is located off Interstate-55 at Enid, Exit 233 east. To make your reservation for this program, call the hatchery at 622-563-8068. For more information, visit the website at home.mdwfp.com/NMFH. (December 10, 2010)
The Spirit Song Studio, operated by Mike and Jenny Crowson, will host its first open house and kiln opening from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1 CR 471. Several collections will be featured along with confections. For more information and/or directions, call 662-202-4379. (December 1, 2010)
Jere and Jeff Allen and Ron Dale will have open house at their studios on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Allens’ studio is on Alderson Road, across from the hospital. Dale’s studio is on CR 411 off of Highway 334 near Yellow Leaf Creek, a short distance from Neil Studios. (December 1, 2010)