Art show kicks off Saturday night

Published 9:37 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Firehouse Gallery will be home to more than 100 pieces of art during the Vicksburg Art Association’s annual spring members’ exhibition show, which kicks off Saturday night with a reception.
Artistic media include oil, watercolor, acrylic, three-dimensional, drawing, fiber, mixed media, print making and computer graphics.
“This year, there are more than 50 artists, who are participating in the show,” Mary Kaylin Gray said.
Gray is serving as the co-chairman for the event.
Artists participating in the adjudicated show have to be VAA members, a Mississippi resident and at least 18-years-old, she said, and added Anne O’Hara, a Jackson artist, will serve as the judge.
Most of the art pieces will be priced for sale, but it is not mandatory for the artist to sell their work, Gray said.
Some artists just like to participate so they can get an idea on how they are doing, said Corin Morrison, who is co-chairing the event with Gray.
“The spring show encourages everyone to participate, and you don’t have to worry about selling your piece,” Morrison said.
Art pieces for the show were received at the Firehouse Gallery this past weekend.
“It was great to meet all the artists,” Gray said.
Artists will also be in attendance during Saturday’s reception that is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1204 Main St.
Show hours will continue from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
“What is neat about the spring art show is that it encourages people of many different ages to participate, and everyone is invited to come and view their artwork,” Morrison said.

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Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

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