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Looking Forward to Happiness in 60 seconds

​Here’s what you need to know to get involved in this year’s C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness.

The 2015 C3 artists are The HannaBerry Workshop, consisting of partners Morgan Welch and Sarah Qarqish. Their project, Looking Forward to Happiness, is a crowd-sourced imaging and collage project taking place throughout the state and culminating with a large-scale outdoor installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. There will be ongoing participatory activities for the public during regular Museum hours January 6 - March 13. All C3 activity is free to the public.

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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 by MMA

C3 Collage with Sherry Lucas

The 2015 C3 community art project is fully underway, and the public participation is building. This year’s project, Looking Forward to Happiness, is led by Sarah Qarqish and Morgan Welch of The Hannaberry Workshop. It is built around crowd-sourced imagery and collage, and will culminate with a public installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art during Spring Break. Between now and then, Mississippians are invited to submit images that embody their happy experiences and memories, and this bank of imagery will then be used as source material for hundreds of collages. Ultimately, these collaged layouts will be integrated into the design an outdoor public pavilion that gives visual voice to this collective positivity.

Sherry Lucas, journalist with The Clarion-Ledger, is one Mississippian who recently added her creative spin to the project. Using photographs submitted by the public, she created a collage of images that appealed to her own happy memories. This interchange and dialogue is central to the project, where a participant...

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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by MMA

C3 2015: Meet the Artists!

Hello Mississippi! We are the HannaBerry Workshop, a collaborative studio made up of artists Sarah Qarqish and Morgan Welch. Together, we make Fine Art and Furniture in Jackson, MS!

We are so excited to be the 2015 artists in residence for the Mississippi Museum of Art’s annual Spring participatory art series, C3: Creativity. Community. Conversation. We’ll be kicking off the new year with our project, Looking Forward To Happiness, which will be ongoing in the months to come, culminating in an outdoor public art installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We hope that you will join with others from around the state to contribute to this exciting project and add your piece to this collective artwork!

About the project:

With your help, we will be creating a piece of architecture to be installed in The Art Garden in early March, 2015. Looking Forward To Happiness came from the idea of collecting Mississippian’s “happy memories” and combining them in an aesthetically pleasing way, in efforts to focus on our shared...

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Posted on Friday, January 2, 2015 by MMA

CALL TO ARTISTS: Accepting Proposals for Participatory Project in The Art Garden

The Museum is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in leading our Spring 2015 C3 participatory art project in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Deadline for proposals is September 30, 2014.

Each Spring, the Museum hosts a unique and original participatory art installation as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. The goal of this series is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi.

Application information here.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 5 - Final Chapter

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part four of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here. Look at past blog entries to see Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project. Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 4 - Headed South

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part four of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here. Look at past blog entries to see Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project. Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 3 - Clarksdale

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part three of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here.

Look at past blog entries to see Parts 1 and 2 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project.

Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 2

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part two of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here.

Look at past blog entries to see Part 1 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project.

Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MMA

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