Mississippi Arts Hour – Jamal Cyrus and Maude Schuyler Clay

This week on the Arts Hour, Lauren Rhoades talks with Jamal Cyrus and Maude Schuyler Clay, two artists who have special exhibitions now at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Tune in to hear their conversation this Sunday at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio, or subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app.

Mississippi Arts Hour – David Evans

This Sunday, Larry visits with David Evans, a retired University of Memphis professor and music researcher, on his new book “Goin’ Up the Country: Adventured in Blues Fieldwork in the 1960s.”

The Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards. Now in its 35th year, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines, arts-based community development, and/or arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards, which underscore the important relationship between government and the arts, will be presented in partnership with the Office of Governor Tate Reeves.

Mississippi Arts Hour – Lauren Rhoades and Ellie Banks

This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie talks with two new MAC staff members, Director of Grants, Lauren Rhoades, and Communications Director, Ellie Banks. Tune in to hear their conversation at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio, or subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app.

MISSISSIPPI ARTS HOUR – Adrienne Domnick

This week on the Mississippi Arts Hour, Leslie talks with Adrienne Domnick. Adrienne is a visual artist, curator, and community leader in Jackson. Tune in to hear their conversation at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio, or subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app.

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. 

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 Listening Session – Ridgeland

Share your thoughts on Thursday, August 4, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm during a Listening Session at the Bill Waller Craft Center, Harbor View Room (upstairs), in Ridgeland, 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!