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Just as spring flowers bloom every year, Robert Pickenpaugh of Pickenpaugh Pottery makes his signature clay flowers in time for the season but this year be a particularly special run. more
Chad Mars has been painting seriously for a decade, but he doesn’t use a brush. Instead, he finds his artistic tools at places like Lowe’s. His talents are “organizing the accidents into something that makes sense,” he says. more
Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled with food, fun and family, and decorating your home can be as simple or as complex as your imagination.  more
Most looked at the derelict 100-year-old structure for sale in Ridgeland’s Old Town Railroad District and saw a costly remodeling or even a demolition. more
A story is behind every canvas Sanders McNeal paints. Those stories are told one brushstroke at a time. more
You wouldn’t know it by looking at his 6-foot-1-inch tall, muscle-bound 270-pound-frame of a center for the Mississippi College Choctaw football team but Sam Ingram with his thick jawline and beard has always considered himself to be a shy person.  more
Brent Varner remembers sitting in an old country church watching his grandfather, Louis Varner, lead a congregation in singing such traditional hymns as “The Old Rugged Cross” and “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.” more
“I am good with clay, I’m not that good with words,” is one of the first things out of Moni McKee’s mouth when asked about her love of ceramics. more
Fran Nause Riddell was selected to be one of only 25 merchants to represent their products in the 2020 National Republican Convention in August. more
The Mississippi Museum of Art  is presenting Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass, a participatory, public art sculpture that invites viewers to engage directly with the work, the space it occupies, and one another while maintaining a social distance. The Brooklyn, NY-based artist considers the work complete when people interact by sitting, standing, and walking on or around it, disrupting the “do not touch” directive at most public art installations and sculpture parks. more
In Bruce Springsteen’s 2016 “Born To Run” he extolls the powers of a well-tuned bar band saying that though they might not be able to articulate it, any truly battle-tested bar band worth their salt is capable of incredible feats that land at the intersection of group psychology and music theory and he says these masters play weekly gigs, often for peanuts, in restaurants and barrooms and concert halls across the country nearly every night and certainly every weekend. more
There’s something special about small towns in Mississippi that enables them to produce some of the most talented individuals to ever grace the national stage. The city of Canton is no … more
With a father in the Navy, Gluckstadt visual artist Sarah McTaggart Adcock moved around a lot in her younger years. more
Paula Jackson’s new gallery, Jackson Street Gallery at 51 Place, swirls with warmth and vibrancy. more
“You can spend your whole life wanting to learn (blacksmithing) and never learn it all. Not in one lifetime for sure. There is always something you can learn more about or improve on,” Lyle Wynn the Blacksmith at the Mississippi Crafts Center says early one sticky May morning. “I suppose most of the crafts we have here are like that as well.” more
Chiaroscuro. You’ll hear that word a lot if you talk to Bob Tompkins about his artwork. The word refers to bold contrast between light and shadow in painting but could just as easily refer to the contrast between the dark 5000 square foot studio and the pools of laughter that radiate from his students. more
The cascade of colors welcoming a visitor into the Mustard Seed Gift Shop radiates warmth and energy. Ceramics, ranging from cups and serving trays to Nativity scenes and Christmas ornaments, stack across multiple tables and shelves like a high-end retail shop, each work reflecting a particular artist’s tastes and palate. more
In his studio tucked behind a Highway 51 shopping center in Ridgeland, artist Mark Millet has a painting hanging. Made up of mostly reds and white space, it’s of a motorcycle rider hunched over the handle bars, barreling forward at full speed. It hangs in a shop among a bunch of bikes that belong to him and his buddies — along with old cars and guitars. Each accompanied by the smell of grease and paint and gasoline. more
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