Spring Show Details
The Vicksburg Art Association offers its Spring Exhibition of statewide art on Saturday, April 3 at the historic old Constitution Firehouse. The show will run thru Wednesday, April 7, 2004.
Artists are encouraged to submit their work at the Constitution Firehouse at the following times:
Saturday, March 27th from 2 to 4 pm
Monday, March 29th from 4 to 6 pm
Categories include Oil, Acrylic, Fiber, Photo-Mono, 3 Dimensional, Drawing, Print, Photo-Color, Watercolor, and Mixed Media.
There are Three Best in Show Awards – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Ribbons will be awarded in all categories at the judge’s discretion. A special feature of the Spring Exhibition is the People’s Choice award which will be determined by members and the general public who are in attendance at the Opening Reception.
For more information or to receive a prospectus, call 638-9221 or contact:
Jeanne Evans - 3140 Drummond, Vicksburg 39180; Phone: 601-415-3196
The February meeting
of the Vicksburg Art Association is planned for Tuesday, February 10th, at 7:30 pm at the old Constitution Firehouse at the junction of Openwood and Main Streets in Downtown Vicksburg. Speaker for the meeting is local artist, Janet Akers.
Akers will present a slide show on architectural ceramics -- the art of using clay to produce unique door frames, fireplace surrounds, and other structural elements in homes and commercial buildings. She will also discuss a workshop she attended with world renowned sculptor and potter, Peter King, at his studio - StoneHaus Architectural Ceramics in Pensacola, Florida.
Akers has been working with clay for the past 13 years. She creates sculptural pieces that appeal to the viewers' sense of touch, hearing, and sight. Most of her work is not glazed, but is fired with vegetation or wood shavings to produce a more natural looking surface.
Ms. Akers received her training from classes and workshops at Hinds Community College, Raymond; Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe; and art centers throughout the country.
She is an active member and board member of both the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi and the Vicksburg Art Association. She has conducted workshops and demonstrations for these two organizations and local Girl Scout troops. Her work has won awards in numerous art shows in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
There is no charge for attendance and the public is cordially invited. For more information, call 638-9221.