This Sunday, Larry visits with singer/songwriter Spencer Thomas from Jackson. Thomas was the drummer and co-founder of the roots band Young Valley. He’s recently released his first solo album, “Hangin’ Tough.” They talk about his process recording the album and his recent touring with a number of veteran musicians, including Jimbo Mathus and Justin Kinkel Schuster. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
Mississippi Arts Commission invests in our state’s makers through a variety of grant programs supporting nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individual artists. Are you an organization or a professional artist looking to fund your project?
The annual Arts Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), is a signature event which highlights the many ways in which the arts positively impact the state and its citizens. It promises to be a day filled with important opportunities for artists and arts organizations to share with Mississippi lawmakers how the arts have made a difference in their lives. It’s a day to engage, network, and unify the arts community in our state!
A representative from MAC will discuss grant and program opportunities at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Bring a lunch if you'd like!
This Meet and Greet reception is for artists and organizations to engage in networking and interact with MAC staff. It will be held at the Gulfport Galleria of Fine art from 5-7 p.m.
Richard Kelso will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Visual Art on February 6, 2020. A Cleveland, Mississippi, native and well-known Mississippi painter, Kelso’s work focuses on capturing the beauty, time and place of Mississippi’s land. Kelso began painting while studying under Sammy Britt at Delta State University, where he obtained his bachelors of art […]
Steve Forbert will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Music on February 6, 2020. An American singer-songwriter, his award-winning, notable career in folk rock spans nearly four decades. The Meridian native officially began his career when he moved to New York City as a determined 21 year-old. From performing on street corners to working his […]
Henry Danton will receive a Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance on February 6, 2020. A native of England, Danton is a world-renowned ballet dancer and teacher. Based in Petal, Mississippi for the past two decades, Danton continues to enrich Mississippi’s dance community through his passion for teaching. He began his dance career at the […]
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