Posts Tagged ‘art’

Witte wins fellowship

by Published: November 13,2011

Tags: art, Evert Witte, The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship

Evert Witte of Bay St. Louis has earned The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship. The grant of $15,000 was awarded recently to Witte, whose abstract paintings are included in the 2011 Mississippi Invitational, on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art through Feb. 5, 2012. The fellowship recipient is determined by a panel of jurors […] [...]

Mayor: No more taxpayer money for museum

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway is making it clear that he does not want to use tax dollars to support the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art. Holloway discussed the issue yesterday morning at his annual “Breakfast with the Mayor.” As he discussed the city budget that he and the City Council are working on, […] [...]

City mulling plan for entertainment district designation

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia could become the fifth city in Mississippi to have a designated Arts and Entertainment District. Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus and Ocean Springs have entertainment districts. The Philadelphia Board of Aldermen has not officially decided to designate an arts and entertainment district within the city, but Mayor James Young says he can’t see many […] [...]

State’s oldest art gallery going out of business

by Published: February 24,2011

Tags: art, closings, retail

JACKSON — Bryant Galleries, Mississippi’s oldest commercial art gallery, will be closing its doors after 46 years in the art business and a final weekend “legacy sale.” “It’s just kind of time for me to quit,” said Doris Allen, whose late husband, Bryant Allen, opened the gallery in Jackson in 1965, and, the following year, […] [...]

Anderson Museum mulls expansion plans

by Published: December 21,2010

Tags: art, construction, expansions, museums, tourism

OCEAN SPRINGS — Leaders of the Walter Anderson Museum say they want to update the facility in Ocean Springs to accommodate more visitors. The museum’s executive director, Linda Bloom, said the museum intends to expand its front entry, including a larger gift shop. Bloom discussed the museum’s plans with Jackson County supervisors. [ITAL]The Mississippi Press[ITAL] […] [...]

There was some good news

by Published: December 21,2009

Tags: art, Botox, Mississippi Blues Trail, Old Capitol Museum, Tutwiler

By Stephen McDill and Amy McCullough ONE: ‘Tutwiler: Mississippi’s boomtown?’ Oct. 21, 2009 Despite the economic downturn, Tutwiler’s sales tax revenues doubled, thanks to a new Double Quick that replaced the town’s Shell station. The Delta town with a population of 1,364, according to the 2000 census, is one of a handful of Mississippi communities […] [...]

Art booming in down economy

by Published: November 2,2009

Tags: art, Bridget Tisdale, Easely Amused

Ridgeland artist calls lessons ‘therapy for recovering perfectionists’ On a Monday night in Ridgeland the Easely Amused studio is packed with beginning artists eager for proprietor Bridget Tisdale’s instruction on how to paint a picture of a flower arrangement. Women of various ages and occupations arrive with smiles and check in with a hospitable Tisdale, […] [...]

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