Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth


Water Valley has been busy with the recent Watermelon Festival and a new opening at Yalo Studio on Main Street. There is always something arts related to see in this bustling little community, and this newest show will be fun to see and hear.
Waiting: Andrea Ray is brought to us by Yalo Studio and Mary Lapides of the Lapides Foundation; and the Pinehurst Artist Residency, which brings artists from New York to north Mississippi to create art. This is a site specific style of installation which is being held in the Studio on Main Street and also at Railroad Park in town. The recreation of a train station waiting room is the centerpiece of the project in the studio and combines sound and visuals while the installation in the park is an audio one.
 It is always fun when collaborations happen in communities, and the partnership between Ms. Lapides and Yalo is hopefully going to become a summer tradition.
Last year’s show Everyday Awards by Zeffrey Throwell was both heartwarming and interesting and really brought the community together in a wonderful way. It is creative endeavors such as this one that really makes a town shine!
Transforming itself into a place to see, make and be involved with the arts has taken some effort, but those involved have really made a difference in the cultural atmosphere of this charming place. Please send your arts related news to arttogollc@gmail.com.

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