OXFORD TOWN – Southside Gallery is now exhibiting paintings by local artist and former University of Mississippi painting professor Jere Allen and new sculptures (pictured here) by local artist and former University of Mississippi ceramics professor Ron Dale. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on the new gallery exhibit, Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has it or call Southside at 662-234-9090. (November 17, 2011, Page 7)
When art lovers browse through art galleries, they delight in seeing the finished product of the artist. Rarely, however, are they able to catch a glimpse of where the masterpiece started.
Recently, several local artists of varying mediums opened the doors to their studios and invited the public in to share their work in the place where it was created. (December 10, 2010, Page 1B)
Last weekend included Christmas Open House on the Oxford Square and Black Friday shopping everywhere, while “Cyber Monday” was earlier this week. From the looks of events scheduled for this weekend, you might call it “arts and crafts weekend” around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Editor Don Whitten mentions some of the places to visit this weekend and talks about the importance of shopping locally. (December 3, 2010, Page 4A)
The crowds come early to The Pantry’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, one of the most popular annual events in the community. Potter Ron Dale, who brought the concept to The Pantry, says it’s proven to be the kind of gathering everything is able to take part in. (February 12, 2010, Page 1B)