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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

    With this past weekend’s big arts event, The Water Valley Studio Crawl, you may feel that you have had enough art for a few weeks. However, it may have sparked a fever in you to see more. I hope this is the case as the crawl presented an inspiring array of diverse and interesting art work and artists.
    If you missed the crawl, there are still exhibits up on Main Street including Portraits of My Mother: New Work by Meghan Kingery Patton at Yalo Studio, Hanging by a Thread at Bozarts Gallery and a collection of local art at J. Clayton’s Eclectic Arts Studio. These exhibits are all worth browsing again even if you did see them on the crawl. If you are willing to venture out, head over to Oxford on Thursday night for Southside Gallery’s newest offering.
Blair Hobbs and Jeffrey Allen are both exhibiting their newest works at the gallery, and an opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. Blair Hobbs newest body of work is called Hot Messes from the Texts of William Faulkner, Flannery O’Conner and Tennessee Williams. Her mixed media collage portraits portray characters from these author’s works. Jeffrey Allen is displaying his newest collection of landscapes in his show, Landscapes from the Head. The paintings use non-traditional color palettes and focus more on man’s relationship to land than on a realistic portrayal of the landscapes represented. Southside Gallery is located on the Square in Oxford. If you have any more arts related news, please contact me at

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