Vicksburg Art Association’s spring show set for tonight|[04/19/08]

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 19, 2008

From staff reports

The Vicksburg Art Assocation’s annual spring show for members kicks off tonight.

A reception will be at 8 p.m. at the Constitution Firehouse Gallery. Awards will be annouced at the event.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

This year’s show features 121 works in 11 categories — oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, photo-color, photo-mono, fiber, print, 3-D and family pet.

“There is a great variety of art in the show this year,” said VAA President Alice Jean Dortch. “The quality exceeds that in previous years.”

First- second- and third-place ribbons and an honorable mention will be named in each category. Also, the David A. Leenknecht Award will be presented for best photograph, and a People’s Choice award will be named through votes from reception attendees. Cetin Oguz of Delta State University is this year’s judge.

The show will continue through Wednesday at the Constitutuion Firehouse gallery. Works will be on display from 1 until 4 Sunday afternoon and from 10 until 4 Monday through Wednesday.

The assocation meets monthly from September until May at the gallery at Main and Openwood streets. The organization offers workshops and hosts spring and fall exhibits.

If you goThe Vicksburg Art Association show kicks off at 8 tonight with a reception at the Constitution Firehouse Gallery. Art will be displayed from 1 until 4 Sunday and 10 until 4 Monday through Wednesday. Admission is free. Visit, or call 601-638-5559.