Hinds’ Mississippi and the Arts Week kicks off Monday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hinds Community College will kick off its annual Mississippi and the Arts Week Monday at the Raymond campus. Activities will run through Friday.

Founded in 1983 by Peggy Brent, chairman of the English department at Hinds-Raymond, Arts Week will feature a mix of authors and artists from national and local arenas. Lectures, panel discussions and book-signings will comprise a great portion of the programs, as well as musical performances.

“I am very proud of all the programs scheduled in the week,” said Brent. “All the programs are very diversified. A lot of the programs include former Hinds students.”

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In its 27th year, Arts Week is dedicated to two English professors at the Raymond campus, Beverly Derden Fatherree and Alec Valentine. A ceremony for the two will take place at 8:05  a.m. Monday at Hogg Auditorium in Cain-Cochran Hall.

Arts Week will also feature works by Hinds artists-in-training and performances by the school’s students.

Brent said, “We will continue to share the message of outstanding artists through the program.”


Contact Manivanh Chanprasith at mchanprasith@vicksburgpost.com

If you go

Hinds Community College’s Mississippi and the Arts Week will run Monday through Friday. Events are free. For more information, call 601-857-3322 or e-mail cchayden@hindscc.edu.

The schedule:


Cain-Cochran Hall in Hogg Auditorium:

8:05 a.m. — Beverly Derden Fatherree and Alec Valentine dedication ceremony

9 a.m. — Hinds Community College Stage Band

10 a.m. — William Dunlap book-signing and lecture, “Mississippi Story”

11 a.m. — Readings and book-signings by writers Charline McCord and Judy Tucker, attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey, theater professional John Maxwell, artist Wyatt Waters and former Gov. William Winter

Room 121 in Reeves Hall:

7 p.m. — Mississippi Symphony Orchestra


Cain-Cochran Hall in Hogg Auditorium:

9:30 a.m. — Book-signing and lecture by photographer Tim Isbell, “Through the Lens: 25 Years of Photojournalism”

11 a.m. — Lendon Players Performance

1 p.m. — Artist/graphic designer Michael W. Hataway lecture, “Good Design with Digital Photography”

Room 121 in Reeves Hall:

8:15 a.m. — Artist Dr. Randy Miley lecture, “American Gothic”


Cain-Cochran Hall in Hogg Auditorium:

8 a.m. — Chef Luis Bruno lecture and book-signing, “Don’t Feel Guilty — Eat It”

9 a.m. — Writer Patricia Terrell lecture and book-signing, “Songbirds Are Free”

10 a.m. — Writer Rick Cleveland and Coach Boo Ferriss lecture and book-signing, “Boo: A Life in Baseball, Well-Lived”

11 a.m. — Mary Alice White lecture

Room 165 in Reeves Hall:

12:30 p.m. — Lecture by Dale Persons, vice president of development for Viking Range Corporation


Cain-Cochran Hall in Hogg Auditorium:

8:15 a.m. — Political activist and writer Jere Nash lecture and book-signing, “Mississippi Politics: The Serious, The Funny, The People”

9:30 a.m. — Photographer James Patterson lecture, “Divining and Printing a Photographer’s Work”

11 a.m. — Hinds Community College Concert Band

12:30 p.m. — DeSoto Eagle Band

McLendon-Gibbes Mall:

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Wood-carving demonstration by chain saw artist Dayton Scoggins

Room 104 in Bee Hall:

1:30 p.m. — Xi Sai “Lilly” Zhu performance of The Chinese Traditional Dance


Room 165 in Reeves Hall:

8 a.m. — Artist Gary Walters lecture and book-signing, “Delta Dreaming”

9 a.m. — Journalist Rheta Grimsley Johnson lecture and book-signing, “Poor Man’s Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana”

Cain-Cochran Hall in Hogg Auditorium:

10 a.m. — TALK Dance performance by Stephen Wynne

11 a.m. — Hinds Community College Utica Campus Jubilee Singers