Mississippi Arts Hour – Kiese Laymon

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Sarah talks with award-winning author Kiese Laymon. The two talk about their home state, Laymon’s newly revised and repackaged book “Long Division.” This Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.

Mississippi Arts Hour – Kendra Allen & Becky Hagenston

This week on Mississippi Arts Hour, Sarah Story interviews two authors, Kendra Allen and Becky Hagenston, that will be at the upcoming MS Book Festival on August 20 in Jackson, MS, at the Mississippi Capitol. It is free and open to the public. Visit msbookfestival.com for more details. 

MAC Listening Session – Indianola

Share your thoughts in person on August 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, during a Listening Session at the B.B. King Museum in the Barksdale Cotton Gin room, in Indianola, MS.
The Arthur Alley team, a Mississippi-based consultant group, will guide a group conversation. Sarah Story, executive director of MAC, will ask attendees questions and listen along with the Arthur Alley team. MAC will use the Feedback from the listening session for the new strategic plan!

Mississippi Folklife Releases Special Issue “Craft & Community During COVID” for Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 Issue, “Craft and Community During COVID” of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at www.mississippifolklife.org. This digital journal features original writing, photography, films, and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission.

MAC to Host Mississippi Traditions Exhibit at the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale

In partnership with the Carnegie Public Library, the Mississippi Arts Commission will host an exhibit celebrating featured artists on the new Mississippi Folklife Directory website www.msfolkdirectory.org. The exhibit features the work of five traditional artists around the state, including Alan Kolodny (tatter and jewelry maker), Janice Mitchell (quilter), Vish Shenoy (sitar player), Paul Gore (sign painter), and Sharde Thomas (fife player).