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Art

Locals win statewide awards

Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters honors local artists including Bill Beckwith with a Lifetime Achievement Award. (April 18, 2014, Page 1B)

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    Turning the page on a late start

    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks laments the late start he got on all of the music and literature Oxford has to offer, but adds that he, like his favorite author, Larry Brown, is making the best of the situation regardless of when he got hooked. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Artists share their life through work

      Columnist Joanne Wilkinson was impressed with artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby when she heard them speak at the University of Mississippi. (May 24, 2013, Page 1B)

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        WV gallery aims to connect locals with fresh views

        In the past two years, Coulter Fussell and Megan Kingery Patton have transformed a 10-foot-wide enclosed alley on Water Valley’s Main Street into a showcase for contemporary art on a regional and even national level. The two opened Yalo Studio in in 2010. (April 5, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

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          Finding forgiveness through art

          Staff Writer Melanie Addington looks at the variety of reasons that we create all types of art, including the possibility that creating art can serve as therapy for the artist. (January 10, 2013, Page 4)

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            Oxford – ‘poster child’ of a creative community

            Mississippi Arts Commission Director Malcolm White and Mississippi Film Commissioner Ward Emling spoke to the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation on Thursday about the importance of a creative economy. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

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              Awake to action

              Staff Writer Melanie Addington is excited about the community’s increased involvement in a wide variety of causes, and she urges all of us to get involved, be active and be part of the solution. (October 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

                The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Art’s message also important

                  Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Art show interference sets troubling precedent

                    Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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