JACKSON, MISS. (April 25, 2018) – The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is hosting a celebration fundraiser honoring Mississippi’s 2017 South Arts Southern Prize Finalist and State Fellow, Coulter Fussell, in her Water Valley studio – YaloRUN Textiles – on Friday, May 18th, 2018.
Water Valley based fiber artist and painter, Coulter Fussell, was awarded South Art’s inaugural Mississippi State Fellowship and Southern Prize for a total of $15,000. Regarding her experience, Fussell has stated: “I truly cannot explain how much winning this prize has meant for me… so much has changed for me because of this opportunity.”
South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization that aims to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. The organization launched the Southern Prize and State Fellowship awards program in 2017 to acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created across nine states in the American South.
MAC will also be introducing Mississippi’s 2018 South Arts State Fellow, fine art photographer and professor at Mississippi State University, Dominic Lippillo of Starkville at the event.
Tickets are $15.00 and include local BBQ by The Trusty Diner, entertainment by The Yalobushwackers and drinks. We hope that many will join us for this event in Water Valley to celebrate and support this annual opportunity for visual artists in our state. If you can’t make it, please consider purchasing a ticket online as a donation to this program by visiting: bit.ly/southernprize.