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Mississippi Arts Commission

Local artists, programs receive $58K

The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded several local artists and art programs grant money for the 2013 grant cycle, including Thacker Mountain, YAC and blues musician Bill “Howl-in-Madd” Perry. (July 22, 2013, Page 1)

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    Local artists, programs receive art grants

    Local artists and art programs recently received more than $55,000 in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. See which programs got funding in today’s EAGLE. (July 6, 2012, Page 2A)

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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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        Powerhouse gets renovation grant

        The Powerhouse Community Arts Center received a $94,400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission this week to help with the second phase of renovations for the building.

        The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council worked with Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson to receive a previous grant for $100,000 from the state Arts Commission. This enabled the Arts Council to apply for a second round of funding that will be used on the interior of the Powerhouse, primarily to upgrade the technical equipment, stage and seats.

        This is just a portion of the projected $500,000 in renovations that are planned for the theater space, said Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 14, 2010, Page 1)

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          ‘Interaction’ Local Arts Sampler

          A sampler of Oxford’s visual and performing arts, featuring a performance by Oxford Ballet Company; three improv plays by LaffCo; a poetry reading by Danielle Sellers and Mark Adamec; visual arts exhibits by Oxford artists and interactive visual arts by Chandra Williams; music by The Sleeping Bulls, and from the Oxford Songwriters Association: Jon Michael McLeod, Anne Le Gall and Mark Van Boeing. Saturday, March 6, from 7-9 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Admission is $10. (February 26, 2010)

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            ‘Absurd, funny, weird, sarcastic and sincere’

            OXFORD TOWN — That’s how local artist and UM assistant art professor Lou Haney describes her eclectic mix of works, on exhibit starting next Tuesday at the University of Mississippi Museum. A reception for the artist is set for Jan. 26. (January 7, 2010, Page 8-9)

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