By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal FULTON – Art reflects life, and life isn’t always about the sun shining through leafy trees on a warm – but not too warm – afternoon. Shawn Whittington and Dana Arnold are fine arts instructors at Itawamba Community College in Fulton. Back in June, they decided to pair up […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Their fingers weren’t as nimble as they once were, but residents at Tupelo Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center molded clay into personal masterpieces. “It’s something I’ve never done before,” said Helen Dye, 79, of Tupelo. Dye and the other elders were guided by potters Michael and Laura […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Typically, November means finding great photography at the GumTree Museum of Art. This year’s exhibit, courtesy of Southern Light Photography, features 52 pieces from 16 different photographers of the regional group. “We range from amateur to professional,” said Don Wilson of the group. “These are folks from […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen The Powerhouse Gallery Series provides artists with the opportunity to showcase their work to the community through a variety of different exhibitions. The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council has opened its annual call for submission for the 2016 Powerhouse Gallery Series. The deadline is fast approaching, however. That date is Oct. 30, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – The outside world finds its way inside Rebecca Browning. When the snakes hibernate, she takes friends on treks through the creek that runs through her yard. She’s a fan of sunflowers, zinnias, butterflies and beetles, anything that naturally comes into being, grows, decays and dies. “My […]

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By Thomas Wells Daily Journal Earl Stevens, 60, of Tupelo was asked by Stacy McFerrin to turn an old Pine tree stump in his front yard into a piece of artwork at McFerrin’s home on Chester Street. Stevens, who is normally lays ceramic tile had never tried his hand at wood carving on such a […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The vacancy of the executive director position at the GumTree Museum of Art has now been filled. Belle Naugher, of Amory, replaces outgoing director Laura Ashley, who left the museum in June. Naugher, who started work on Thursday, said she’s just trying to get in and settled, […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Lee McCarty, an award-winning artisan who worked with his wife for decades to turn Mississippi clay into pottery that became collector’s pieces, died Monday at his home in the Delta town of Merigold. He was 92. McCarty died early Monday of a heart attack while he slept, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Blank canvases aren’t a problem for artist Lee Gibson. Before getting to serious business, she applies underpainting by spreading random colors here, there and everywhere until little or no white can be seen. “I take the paint and put it on. That’s how it builds up,” she […]