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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

Core Sample Road Trip

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 one of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here.

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample: Change Agent Job Interview

“This is part of the artwork,” says daniel johnson, Chief Aesthetics Officer of Significant Developments, LLC, as he sits down with Abed Haddad, student at Millsaps College. “Because we deal in relational aesthetics, it’s really about every interaction along the way.”

In that spirit, the documentation of Core Sample, the 2014 C3 Participatory Art Project, contributes to the dialogue of the art piece. Here, daniel interviews Abed for the job of Change Agent for Significant Developments, LLC during the Core Sample project. Hear what Abed has to say, see whether he gets the job, and see, if he does get the job, whether he also gets one of those personalized Significant Developments jumpsuits… And of course, get involved in the project yourself. Information about how to contribute can be found here.

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Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014 by MMA

Say Wyatt? The Artist Speaks Vol. 7

Wyatt Waters tells about his experiences painting during his 2011 trip to Italy with friend and chef, Robert St. John. Wyatt Waters (born 1955), Between the Raindrops, 2011. watercolor on paper, copyright © the artist.

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Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 by MMA

Core Sample kick off with daniel johnson (VIDEO)

In case you missed it, here is the presentation and discussion of the 2014 C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample, with daniel johnson, Chief Aesthetics Officer of Significant Developments, LLC.

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Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 by MMA

Core Sample: First batch of bells into the kiln

Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC, the 2014 C3 Participatory Art Project. Click here to learn more about the C3 series and this year’s project to be installed in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. This project is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by MMA

Blue Christmas

Artists’ jobs are to interpret the world around them, so for any topic, subject matter, or holiday, there is bound to be some art made about it. Here is one such piece by Douglas Bourgeois, entitled Blue Christmas, that is especially appropriate this time of year. Curator of the Collection Beth Batton unearthed this example from the Museum’s permanent collection.

“Because the viewer knows it’s Christmas, there is a joyful expectation,” said Batton. “But the title, Blue Christmas, and the body language of the subject offers the possibility that the holidays can also be lonely and melancholy day for some. The experiences are different for each individual.”

We wish you and yours the happiest of holidays, and if you find yourself sprawled out on the bed like the man in Blue Christmas, may it be from overeating or the exhaustion of spending quality time with family and friends.

Douglas Bourgeois (born 1951), Blue Christmas, 1981. oil on canvas. 14 in. x 14 in. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of George Febres...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by MMA

Say Wyatt? The Artist Speaks Vol. 6

Wyatt Waters tells about his experiences painting during his 2011 trip to Italy with friend and chef, Robert St. John.

Wyatt Waters (born 1955), The Procession, 2011. watercolor on paper, copyright © the artist.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by MMA

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