Brookhaven, MS – Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Senior Visual Arts students have been given the opportunity to showcase their artwork at the prestigious Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exhibit, entitled “Stories of Our Generation”, will be on display at the museum through March 5.
“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.
The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) is an eleventh and twelfth grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven, MS. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts, media arts and theatre. Students interested in MSA apply by February 1st of their sophomore year. The school holds the #3 highest ACT average in the state and the graduating class of 2016, 65 Seniors received over $8.6 million dollars in college scholarship offers!
For additional information, call 601-823-1300 or visit our website at www.msabrookhaven.org