The beginning of February marks the opening of a new show at Bozarts Gallery. After a short holiday break, the alliance has returned and is ready to show off their newest works in a show dedicated to people of Mississippi.
The show, which is entitled “The Mississippians: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” features portraits of people who are famous or not so famous in Mississippi. There is a diverse mix of portraits and as many of the 15 artists in the group have participated in this show. There are portraits done in paint, clay, fabric and mixed media. The artists chose which subjects they wanted to portray and how they wanted to portray them, so there is a great variety in styles.
The alliance is also pleased to have guest artist, Rebecca McGavock, featured in this show. Her collection of scratch board portraits of famous writers also includes Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Eudora Welty. These details drawings are exquisitely executed and a wonderful addition to the show.
Other Mississippians represented in this show include actors, Sela Ward, Kermit the Frog and Morgan Freeman. There are also many musicians depicted including a fun version of Elvis and Furry Lewis. Local citizens’ portraits are also on the wall, so expect to see familiar faces such as Richard Howorth and Mary Lou and Snooky Williams.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. Please send me any arts related news to arttogollc@ gmail.com.
By Andi Bedsworth