Senior visual art majors at Mississippi School of the Arts recently had the opportunity to showcase their work at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exhibit was on display for the entire month of February 2017, garnering eyes from every visitor as they walked through the passageway of the gallery space.
“Through Stories of Our Generation we would like to voice our distinct experiences and how they have shaped us into the artists we are today. Using the subject of the self-portrait, we have opened a window into our lives. We tell many of our stories using universal symbols, knowing viewers may read our stories through the lenses of their lives.” – The students of the Mississippi School of the Arts.
MSA Seniors with artwork featured in the show include: Elliott Adair and Gabrielle Davis of Clinton, Ryanne Britt and Emmanuel Williams of Brookhaven, Taylor Guntharp of Mantachie, Abigail Holmes of Jayess, Jemma Lizotte of Oxford, Javlyn Smith of Bay St. Louis, Alexis Weaver of Booneville, Whitney Baker and Sydney Robertson of Long Beach, Orchid Berch and Gabi Crothers of Brandon, Constance Gapp of Pontotoc, Helen Greene of Canton, Aerimiss Mays of Greenwood and Piper Bott of Meridian.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. It is the first museum in Louisiana to be designated an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.