Vicksburg Art Association launching new season on Sept. 14

Published 2:24 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Vicksburg Art Association provides artists and those who appreciate art an avenue to participate locally in a variety of offerings that include art shows and artist workshops. 

The group will kick off its new season beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Constitution Firehouse Gallery, 1201 Main St., and anyone who is interested is welcome. 

“The board is very excited to start this new season. It has been a long time coming,” VAA president Randy Jolly said. “We hope this year is better and can get back to some normal activities.”  

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The VAA, like many other organizations, was put on pause due to COVID-19.  

During the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to view the VAA’s permanent collection as well as works from Elizabeth Pajerski. 

Pajerski is a noted Vicksburg, Mississippi and Southern regional artist, and this part of the program is being supported by the VAA, Mississippi College and the MC Department of Art, Jolly said. 

The collection is for sale and funds collected will go to the Elizabeth M. Parjerski Scholarship Endowment.  

“This is your chance to get a wonderful work of art and support the Vicksburg Arts Community and the education of young artists,” Jolly said, adding Parjerski’s estate was left to MC to build The Elizabeth M. Parjerski Scholarship Endowment with the proceeds going to her scholarship and a percentage to the VAA.  

Parjerski’s paintings can also be viewed from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19. 

But if one wants to get the first choice from the collection, Jolly encourages people to come to the VAA meeting on Sept. 

“We will have a great evening with art and surprises,” he said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

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.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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