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#C3Project2015 - HannaBerry Thanks Contributors

By The HannaBerry Workshop, 2015 C3 Artists

This week, we would like to acknowledge a few people who were essential to this years’ C3 project.

First, BIG THANKS to A+ Signs for all their help and advice on how to create a sturdy pavilion. Without their expertise, HannaBerry alone would not have been able to see this project through! Also, A+ Signs will be printing the final sails that make up the pavilion, so obviously they are a huge asset to this installation! Thank you!

Second, we would like to acknowledge Austin Richardson for his handy metal work on the bases of the pavilion. The bases will be laser-cut, organic shapes that Austin will weld to a separate piece that holds the column to which the sails attach. This is the second C3 project in a row that Richardson has had a hand in.

Lastly, the largest amount of imagery submissions came from 2 individuals from Jackson, MS! Lindsey Lemmon and TJ Legler,...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by MMA

An Internal Perspective

By Casey Clark

This is the blog of a twenty-one year old intern at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Entering the final semester of your college years is fraught with anxieties, the constant worry of what you’re going to do once you are finally free from the once endless tests, papers, projects and classes can suffocate a person. Since childhood I have always loved art and that passion piqued an interest for me to learn the intricacies within the setting where the products of successful artists live. Talking to some of my professors here at Mississippi College led me to apply for an internship at the Museum, so that I might find a direction to pursue post-graduation.

In my first month at the Museum, the way I assess art has been challenged. I have been introduced to many artists that I have never heard of, many from my home state such as Malcolm Norwood and Andrew Bucci. I have been challenged to draw connections between four separate works and create my own tour from a segment of The Mississippi...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by MMA

Walter Anderson On the Road

​Museums all over the world, no matter how disparate in location or size, are connected through the artworks they loan. Right now, for example, we have artworks on view in Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection that came to us from the archives of Boston College. And behind closed doors here at MMA, our preparatory staff has been readying a shipment of our own artworks, those of acclaimed Mississippi coastal artist Walter Anderson, to travel to the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan.

We’ll certainly miss having Anderson’s exceptional watercolors around for awhile, but we wish them well. They are part of the continuous circuit of shared artworks and institutional loans between museums that allow communities in all corners of the country and world to experience artwork from other places. In this case, Flint will have the opportunity to view and appreciate the work of one of Mississippi’s own.

If you happen to be in their neighborhood or know someone who is, be sure...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by MMA

“Post-up #Flawless” – artistic creation in the digital age

By Amanda Lucius, Graphic Designer

Art critic Deborah Solomon made waves late last year by stating that protest photos produced after Ferguson, MO made national headlines were the most important art made in 2014. Not only were these photographs documentation, but most were made by “non-artists” on their phones. Solomon defended her decision by saying, “I don’t believe in labeling visual images art or non-art. There are images that move us, that rouse us to action, and the best protest photographs belong to that category.” (source for quote: http://www.wnyc.org/story/protest-photos-are-best-art-2014/)

I’m continually fascinated by our culture’s obsession with the visual image. As a millennial and a designer that works in marketing, I’m constantly connecting and communicating through visual images – usually online. I obsessively follow the work of artists on Instagram and Tumblr. I fall prey to “hiptastic” filters and think selfies are empowering mechanisms for people to participate in self-expression. Art through documentation: This is...

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Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 by MMA

Thoughts on Collaboration at The Wolfe Studio

By Paul Fayard, artist and guest blogger

NOTE: This Thursday, see work from artists at The Wolfe Studio, past and present, in our Museum After Hours Pop Up from 5:30 - 8 PM.

I enjoy the process of creating a product that is well crafted and beautiful both as a Wolfe Studio artist as well as with my own paintings and drawings. I think to be a successful working artist in the first place you have to enjoy the actual work no matter what medium or form it may take at the moment. Getting lost in the present while working with one’s hands and eyes is a very meditative, therapeutic and transformative experience for me.

Creating forms which will be fired, painted and fired again, transforming them into unique alchemic incarnations by a modern day guild is actually a restorative break from my morning work at the easel. I have only to craft my part, not execute all the steps of the process.

Mildred and Karl Wolfe really appreciated this apparent duality because that’s how...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by MMA

#C3Project2015 - Wrapping up the Workshops!

By The HannaBerry Workshop, 2015 C3 Artists

This week was our last week of “on the road” workshops for this year’s C3 participatory art project, Looking Forward to Happiness. We hit the coast twice this week and had two really great workshops at Kress Live and The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi.

We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of our MS Gulf Coast people! They spoke about how much they loved their end of the state and how there is always something going on. During both workshops, the weather was absolutely beautiful and everyone was in high spirits for a relaxing few hours of art making.

Most people, both in North MS and the coast, described our collaging workshops as art therapy! It was so great to see self-described,“non-artsy” people as they opened up and began to create wonderful collages.

The classroom...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by MMA

“Museum May I?” - So you walked into a museum…

By Amanda Lucius, Graphic Designer, and Caitlin Podas, Registrar

We love museums. They are places of learning and connecting.They are places to share experiences with loved ones and strangers. They are places to understand peoples and cultures and time periods other than our own.

We love museums.

But we understand that sometimes museums can be intimidating. They have a bad rap of being elitist, “hallowed-halls” of knowledge. Some people assume they are un-engaging or just plain boring.

With this monthly blog series, we want to break down the experience of visiting a museum. We want to explain why we do certain things and how you can have your best experience. We want to answer your questions.

So follow along as we explore the ins and outs of our museum life and why we think it’s such a great life to live.

NOTE: For this series, we will answer questions based on the procedure and practice at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Be aware that many museums (art,...

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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 by MMA

#SocialPractice Resonates

By daniel johnson, artist in residence and Director of Engagement and Learning

On January 9th, the final official expression of the 2014 C3 Project went on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Hanging off the west end of the Museum along the Walker Garden is a small Core Sample chime featuring 203 of the hand-made clay bells created during last year’s C3 project, Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC.

Listening to these bells resonate is a reminder of how the impacts of social practice emanate beyond the forms that they take. The connections made among participants as they work alongside each other lead to new relationships and activity which extend far beyond the project. The ideas invoked in viewers as they experience the work likewise lead to new thoughts and endeavors down the line.

In some ways, this is really no different than the ways we are affected by more traditional art objects. For a painter or a sculptor, every step in the process carries meaning. From the interactions with the counter person at...

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Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 by MMA

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