Kelly Walters, a visual arts instructor at Mississippi School of the Arts, recently interviewed for the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative. Modern Mississippi aims to showcase the arts around our state. We’re deeply rooted in the arts, and it’s the goal of the Museum of Art to tell each story. This interview is part of a series from the Brookhaven, Mississippi area. Visit the Mississippi Museum of Art for more information and how you can contribute to Mapping a Modern Mississippi.

Watch Kelly’s story:

Kelly Walters | Mapping a Modern MS from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

mapping-modern-msArtist Kelly Walters gives the rest of the world the opportunity to see the world as she does. Diagnosed with Epilepsy, Kelly’s brain transmits sights uniquely. In her work, she tries to depict what she sees by focusing on layering the paint to allow light to pass through differently than our eyes would perceive the actual object.

“I’m realizing other people aren’t seeing that, so I put that into my artwork to give them that experience… So it’s really interesting to see how our artwork really reaches out to touch people.”-Kelly

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative. Learn more at msmuseumart.org.

Watch other interviews from Brookhaven, Mississippi — Home of the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Interviews: Suzanne Hirsch (MSA) | John Lynch & Kim Sessums | Terry Pappas | Brookhaven Little Theatre | Betty’s Eat Shop | Katie Nations

Suzanne Hirsch I Mapping A Modern Mississippi from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

John Lynch & Kim Sessums I Mapping A Modern Mississippi from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Terry Pappas | Mapping a Modern MS from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Brookhaven Little Theatre | Mapping a Modern MS from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Betty’s Eat Shop | Mapping a Modern MS from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Katie Nations | Mapping a Modern MS from Mississippi Museum of Art on Vimeo.



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