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Folk Arts Apprenticeship Exhibit in Jackson
May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Arts Commission will present the pop-up exhibit “Folk Arts Apprenticeship Showcase” in the Trustmark Grand Hall at the Mississippi Museum of Art on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The exhibit is a curated showcase of photographs and performances that highlight the participants of MAC’s Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.
The exhibit covers the work of Mississippi master artists and their apprentices, including Regina Derstine and Jamira Jackson (sacred harp music), Bobby Whalen and Calvin Jones (painting), Bill Rogers and Patti Vick (bluegrass fiddle), Rhonda Blasingame and Stephaine Jones (quilting), and Jerry Jenkins and Jeremy Robinson (West African djembe drumming). The photographs of the master artists and apprentices on display are by Maria Zeringue.
The reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Miss. During the program, several of the exhibit’s featured artists will be present to share stories and educate the public about their traditional practices in a discussion facilitated by MAC Folk and Traditional Arts Director Maria Zeringue.