The Pine Grove Arts Festival has returned to East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus.
The celebration of arts, from visual to choral to culinary, kicked off Saturday with an employee Grill Master BBQ competition at the EMCC baseball field.
On Monday, Starkville artist Joe MacGown returns to EMCC with a selection of his work for a reception at 2:30 p.m. in Aust Hall. MacGown last exhibited his work at EMCC in 2008, but returned to speak to art students last year. The public is invited to the reception.
MacGown describes his work as “subconscious meandering.” He uses multiple media (pen and ink, acrylic paint, spray paint, water colors) to layer ideas of a similar theme without a concrete vision of the final product.
“Things just wander out of my head and take their own shape or form. They have meaning, but I’m not trying to force a certain theme,” he said.
Tuesday features a new Pine Grove event, the Fun Run 1-Mile Walk/Run at Sullivan-Windham Stadium at 4:30 p.m. The traditional Crawfish Boil immediately follows the run.
The EMCC Choir and Band are scheduled in the F.R. Young Student Union, with the Choir performing Tuesday in the breakout room at 11 a.m. and the Band performing Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Performances are open to the public.
EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew will host its version of the Pine Grove Festival April 28 with free hot dogs for students, a talent competition and other activities.
For more information, call EMCC at 662-476-5000.
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