Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Arden Barnett
Malcolm White talks with Arden Barnett, owner and operator of Ardenland, a music management and promotion company responsible for bringing a wide variety of musical acts to the metro area. The longtime friends discuss the state of the music business during the pandemic and the future of small, independent entertainment venues such as Duling Hall in Jackson.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Cary Hudson
Malcolm White talks with Cary Hudson, a legendary Mississippi guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for playing in the alt-country band Blue Mountain as well as his solo career. On the remotely recorded show, the two spoke about Hudson’s lengthy career in music, his experiences in on the road and at home as well as current projects.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Carol Roark
Melody Moody Thortis talks with Carol Roark, a landscape painter and director of the Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort(C.A.R.E.) in Charleston, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Ashleigh Coleman
Malcolm White talks to photographer Ashleigh Coleman, who was recently named the 2020 State Fellow for Mississippi by South Arts. As a mother living in rural Mississippi, Ashleigh’s work often focuses on a sense of place and the requirements, complexities and messiness of motherhood. The two discuss the award, Ashleigh’s inherited Hasselblad camera and more.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | River Prince
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with River Prince, owner of the Prince Sign Company in Ellisville. Prince works to merge the functions of traditional sign painting with branding, metal fabrication, design and craftsmanship. They talk about his work, his technique and some of his favorite community projects.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Libby Rae Watson
Larry Morrisey visits with acoustic blues musician Libby Rae Watson from Pascagoula. Watson is a native of the Gulf Coast and got to know several legendary Mississippi bluesmen when she was first starting out. She is a member of the Arts Commission’s Artist Roster.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Kim Caron
Malcolm White speaks with Kim Caron, owner of the The Caron Gallery in Tupelo. Located on the city’s Main Street, the gallery represents approximately 40 artists, from various cities, towns and communities across Mississippi. Since 2018, the gallery has been worked with the production team of HGTV’s Home Town show in Laurel.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Tom Booth
Larry Morrisey talks with Tom Booth, Executive Director at Tupelo Community Theatre. They discuss the group’s long history in Tupelo, their work restoring the historic Lyric Theater and how TCT has become a gathering point for the theater community in Northeast Mississippi.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Ke Francis
Malcolm White talks with Ke Francis, a Tupelo-based visual artist known for his prints and paintings.Francis, along with his wife Mary, owns Hoopsnake Press, a fine art press that publishes artist books and prints. Malcolm and Ke talk about the artistic process, teaching and what it was like growing up in Tupelo.