Anyone with a love for history, art and the South will have a chance to celebrate all three at the newest art show opening this weekend.
The Greenville Arts Council is hosting an opening reception for the Present Mississippi Touring Art Show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Roger Malkin Gallery in the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, 323 S. Main St.
The event is free and open to the public.
The show will hang in the gallery until September and be available to view during normal business hours, which is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The gallery show is just one of the parts of the GAC’s mission, according to executive director Eleanor Wright.
“This is the mission of the Greenville Arts Council to bring and make available a diversity of art to for all ages,” Wright said. “Be it paintings, sculptures, pottery, literature, photography, music, dance and exposure to theatre.”
The Mississippi Presenter’s network developed the Present Mississippi Touring Art Show to introduce artists whose work will help shape the state of Mississippi just as others artists in the past have done.
There are 19 artists selected regionally by community organizations who recognize the talent in their area.
The artists span the gamut from teachers to students and those with years of experience to relatively young artists.
The GAC is just one of four organizations presenting the show, including the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, the Starkville Area Arts Council and the Greenville Arts Council.