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Weston Poole, 6, left, and Vikram Yeddula, 6, both of Tupelo, talk about Vikram's Lego creation, which is based on a port on the Indian Ocean.

Kids show off their Lego creations

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Directions? Who needs directions? About 30 kids put their original Lego art on display at the...

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Members of the Mississippi Painter’s Society will put their best work forward at the GumTree Museum of Art. The group’s annual show will begin with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and everyone’s invited. “It’s a great thrill to exhibit at the GumTree and […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Two events in north Mississippi are in need of artists and vendors. Pontotoc’s Bodock Festival needs arts and crafts and flea market vendors for its 2014 event, set for Sept. 26-27 in downtown Pontotoc, said Deesha Cruse, a volunteer with the festival. There’s a discount for vendors who […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal JACKSON – Lafayette County dominated Saturday when the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters feted its 2014 honorees. William N. “Bill” Beckwith, a Taylor sculptor perhaps best known for his bronze statues of famous Mississippians, was given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Beckwith, who teaches sculpture and design part-time […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Professional artists will share their talents during Meet the Artist, a summer art camp at The Powerhouse in Oxford. “We have an artist, usually at least one each class period and sometimes more than one,” said Andi Bedsworth, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s children’s education coordinator for art. “They’ll […]

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Jean Russell demonstrates her technique on the encaustic painting she is currently working on in her studio Thursday afternoon.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Artist Jean Russell can draw a line from Homer’s epic poetry to the United States’ space program. She was at Cape Canaveral on Oct. 15, 1997, when the Cassini spacecraft launched. Its destination was the ringed-planet Saturn and its moons. The invitation to see the launch was […]