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The Mississippi Arts Hour| Ed McGowan

Larry Morrisey talks with Ed McGowin, the recipient of the 2023 Governor’s Arts Award Lifetime Achievement Award. McGowin is an internationally recognized multi-media artist who has participated in more than ninety one-person exhibits and four hundred group exhibits across six continents. They talk about his path from Hattiesburg to being an internationally known artist. 

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    Lauren Rhoades talks with Di Rushing, whose new memoir, The Delta in the Rearview Mirror: The Life and Death of Mississippi's First Winery (University Press of Mississippi), tells her firsthand account of the splendid rise and frightening fall of Winery Rushing. Di grew up in the Mississippi Delta. In 1976, she and her husband established the state's first winery near Merigold, Mississippi. A few years later, Di opened Top of the Cellar Tea Room and published a companion cookbook featuring its recipes. In 1990, she and her family relocated to Ouray, Colorado, where she taught high school English for twenty years. Lauren and Di discuss the memoir and the harrowing events that led up to her family’s move away from Mississippi. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB.  https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast.  
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    In honor of national poetry month, Kristen Brandt talks to Hattiesburg based poet, Todd Osborne. They will discuss Todd’s forthcoming debut poetry collection Gatherer. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB.  https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast.  A link to an interview with the 2024 Poetry Out Loud State Champion can be found here: https://msartscom-my.sharepoint.com/:u:/g/personal/ebanks_msartscom_onmicrosoft_com/EZw1qqX2GexGiXA4mFxnDcEBwkHGnIxLKow7F2clXV3XHg?e=MVGRkc.
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    43:41
    Maria Zeringue interviews fiber artist Yolande Van Heerden of Greenwood, Mississippi. From colorful quilts, license plate art, silent wind chimes, and more, Yolande's work is centered on creativity, storytelling, and community. She is also a teacher and passes on her love of craft and quilting through public workshops and in her role as Art Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta. This year, Yolande is a recipient of MAC's Folk Arts Fellowship grant. In this episode, we discuss the impact of the pandemic on her work, quilting as an improvisational art form, new projects, art clubs, and more. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB.  https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast
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    Highlights of the 2024 Governor's Arts Awards ceremony held at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson on February 8, 2024.