Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | David Lewis
Melody Moody Thortis talks to David Lewis, project specialist for the Greater Jackson Arts Council. The two speak about public art, creative placemaking and using the arts as a tool to empower communities
The Mississippi Arts Hour| David Swider
Leslie Barker talks with The End of All Music record store owner, David Swider. David tells us about the origins of the original Oxford location and the new Jackson store that just opened up in Fondren. He also gives lots of great Mississippi music recommendations.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Adrienne Brown David
Sarah Story talks with Adrienne Brown David, a painter based in Oxford, Miss.In her work, Adrienne captures black childhood in a way that is pure and uninterrupted, drawing inspiration from her four daughters and the Southern landscape. She has exhibited in New York and Oxford alike, was named one of Buzzfeed’s “26 Black Artists That’ll Help You Start Your Own Art Collection,” and her artwork was recently selected as the poster artwork for the 2021 Mississippi Book Festival.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Stephen Phillips
Larry Morrisey visits with ceramic artist and potter Stephen Phillips from Crawford, Miss. As a child, Phillips created animal figures out of mud and “fired” them in an improvised kiln. He got his official start working in clay as a student at East MS Community College and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at MUW in Columbus. Phillips has a studio in Crawford but exhibits his work throughout the country.