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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

It seems as if there is so much going on in the art scene that there is not enough room to write about it all. This week is no exception as there are several events coming up  in Oxford that I think most art lovers will not want to miss. Get out your calendar and jot these dates down, so you do not miss anything.
Coming up on Thursday, April 3, you have two choices, and I think you should pick both! They are close together, so making two stops should not be difficult at all. First up is the opening reception for Lucius Lamar’s solo exhibition, Power Lines from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southside Gallery. This collection of works features plein air landscapes that he completed in Taylor, where he now lives.
Just down the way and starting a little later is the reception for H.C. Porter’s Blues at Home at the University Museum. This will be a treat for music lovers and art aficionados alike, as Porter has painted Mississippi living blues legends in their at-home settings, and the mixed media works will be accompanied by oral histories that can be listened to on hand-held  audio devices.
The event will feature live music by Cadillac John and Bill Abel, both featured in the project. Following the reception held from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be an after party at Lamar Lounge featuring Jimbo Mathis and others.
I hope you still have energy on Saturday, April 5 because there is more art in store. The Oxford Artists’ Guild will hold their annual Spring Art Show and Sale. Teaming up with the Maker’s Market, the courthouse lawn will be full of artists showing and selling their newest creations.
Music will be provided by the Mcleod/Guyer band from noon to 3 p.m., and many artisans will be participating. This is a great way to spend a spring day. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the square.

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