North Mississippi is proving to be an area rich in culture and with a passion for art. Water Valley, Taylor and Oxford all have thriving artist communities, and others keep catching my attention. Recently, I was able to visit downtown Como and see their Main Street Gallery which is located at 223 Main Street.
The gallery is hosting their Fall Invitational Show sponsored by the Como Arts Council that opened Sept. 19th and will run through Oct. 12. The show features 65 works by 10 artists, including a new sculpture entitled Daydreamer by Catherine Wright Taylor that is quite lovely suspended from the ceiling of the historic space. There are brightly colored flowers painted by Ernie Kelly and a trio of striking grey paintings and sculptures from Sharon McConnell-Dickerson.
There are also new pastel horses by Terri Massey, photos by Hughey Burchfield and David Marsh, along with a new oil on canvas entitled Future from David. There are abstract paintings by Grace Henderson, and featured works by artists Helen Argo, and Janice Kennedy.
The gallery is open on Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is in a great building full of architectural detail and light. The show is colorful and bright and a great destination for some local art viewing, so hop in your car and take a short trip to Como.
By Andi Bedsworth