The Mississippi Visual Arts Directory - My Listing
Participation in New Project
Landfillart is an international effort encompassing 1,041 artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage and create fine art. The 1,041 pieces of rusted metal are actually old automobile hub caps from the 1930’s through the 1970’s.
When I received my hubcap I was totally excited when I opened the box and saw that it belonged to a NASH! My first thought was, I just want to keep it, it's too cool! I was totally excited to have been picked as an artist from Mississippi to participate in this wonderful project!
Finished Project Statement - Nov. 2009
I wanted to participate in this project because of the issues of waste going into landfills
As an artist who's always had a love for trees and the landscape as major motifs in my work
Participation in "Art for Animals"
"Art for Animals" - Third Annual "Art for Animals" live auction and silent auction event to benefit Tupelo-Lee Humane Society (more information) - April 9, 2009 at the GumTree Museum of Art in Downtown Tupelo. The event will be from 7 pm - 9 pm and includes hors d'oeuvres, beer/wine, and live music. A great event and lots of fun! FELINE PORTRAITS
Publication of Art
Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association chose one of my Oxford Courthouse images to be part of the brochure for their May meeting here in Oxford. I was very honored and pleased that an image I was so fond of was chosen.
Most Recent Show
:: Three Years :: Two Artists :: Two Views
Two Mississippi artists are teaming up to bring a show of Katrina-related work to the Powerhouse in Oxford, MS.
Oxford artist, Gara Gillentine, will be exhibiting a group of 20 computer altered photographs from her latest series which focuses on the inner spirit which drives the urge to survive and continue on through devastation and loss. The Live Oaks of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are the subject she chose to focus on to portray the power of life to continue on against many, many negative odds.
Lori K. Gordon of Bay St. Louis will be presenting pieces from The Katrina Collection, her internationally known series of mixed media assemblages which incorporates storm debris.
The Powerhouse – 413 S. 14th Street. - Oxford, MS – August 2008
"Songs for Rebirth"
My latest work is a series of 20 computer altered photographs
of Mississippi Gulf Coast Live Oaks which I shot on various trips between Nov. 2005 and Feb. 2008.
This work is inspired by the unimaginable damage that I saw in the aftermath of Katrina
and focuses on the extreme environmental damage and the spirit of survival with regards to the Live Oaks.
SPIRITS OF SURVIVAL - To see some of the series
M Y W O R K
KATRINA SPEAKS - Mixed-media Collage
B L O G S
A R T
K A T R I N A A W A R E N E S S
KATRINA IN MISSISSIPPI – Keeping Up Awareness
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST VINTAGE POSTCARDS – The Indelible Coast
P H O T O J O U R N A L S
Memories and images held close from a November 2004 trip
now find themselves juxtaposed with nature's power of devastation Katrina August 29, 2005.
POSTCARDS. of a Different Sort - Katrina's Wrath 2005
Images from a November 2005 return trip to Ocean Springs post-Katrina.
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