Dr. Kim Sessums (Guest Artist Residency)

Jan 10, 2017 – Mar 28, 2017 @ – Biography: J. Kim Sessums realized he need not search for his own style. After a lifetime spent exploring his creative impulses, it found him. By age 6, he had survived the separate deaths of both parents and continued his childhood at his grandparents home on a rural Mississippi backroad. Overcoming boredom and loneliness in a […]


Visual Art Exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Jan 19, 2017 – Mar 5, 2017 @ – Mississippi School of the Arts’ Department of Visual Arts has been invited to showcase artwork at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. This special opportunity will take place January 19 through March 5, 2017. “Through Stories of Our Generation we would like to voice our distinct experiences and how they have shaped us […]


“A Forty Year Retrospective of the Art of J. Kim Sessums”

Feb 7, 2017 – Mar 24, 2017 @ – You’re invited to a special art reception and exhibit by Dr. Kim Sessums. This exhibition is the first to publicly collect and share Sessums’ creative output over the past 4 decades and includes works created in pencil, pastel, oil, egg tempera, acrylic, oil pastel, bronze, and found objects. Constant artistic observation allowed this artist to […]


“Visions Across Time” Art Exhibit

Aug 21, 2017 – Sep 1, 2017 @ – “Visions Across Time” fires up the beginning of the 2017-2018 Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) school year with a gallery show that expands across three years of work from the visual department. One specific work by an alumnus who graduated in 2016 is a large piece that hangs as a testimony to the work […]


Greg Cartmell – Guest Art Exhibition

Dec 5, 2017 – Feb 1, 2018 @ – Mississippi School of the Arts and the MSA Foundation welcomes Greg Cartmell to the Enochs Art Gallery. The guest art exhibition will be available for viewing on Wednesdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm (by appointment only), December 5th, 2017 through February 1st, 2018. Greg is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, but later moved to Meridian, Mississippi. […]


“A Self-Portrait” Visual Arts Exhibition at Public Library

Nov 1, 2018 – Nov 29, 2018 @ – The Visual Arts Department at Mississippi School of the Arts invites you to a gallery exhibit in the Eva Vernon room at the Lincoln County Public Library, located adjacent to the school’s campus. “A Self-Portrait” exhibition is a showcase and portrayal of the individual. This year, we’ve included an audio tour of the gallery showcase. […]


2019 Fall Departmental Visual Art Exhibit

Sep 9, 2019 – Nov 8, 2019 @ – The visual arts department at Mississippi School of the Arts invites you to tour the Fall Departmental Exhibit. The gallery will be open daily by appointment. We invite you to the opening reception on Friday, September 13 at 2:00pm.


Visual 2020 Virtual Showcase

May 18, 2020 – Jul 31, 2020 @ – Mississippi School of the Arts presents a virtual showcase of works from the Visual Arts program. We invite you to tour the showcase and view works of seniors who would normally have a Pop-up Senior Showcase in the spring semester. However, due to COVID-19, our courageous students have transitioned from on-campus to at-home learning. Join […]