Columbus Arts Council has announced several upcoming exhibits and events.
Local artist Joe A. MacGown and photographer John Burrow will showcase their work throughout the month of January in the galleries at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus.
An opening reception will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 6.
Concert at CAC
Boyce has been a musician since his days as a child growing up in Como. He started out as a drummer, playing for the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with blues legend Otha Turner, while waiting to come out in front to sing and play guitar. His songs are often delivered in an improvisational fashion, with references to his collaborators, his environs and whatever else happens to be on mind at that particular moment.
Lightnin’ Malcolm learned directly from Blues Masters touring with R.L. Burnside, T Model Ford, Big Jack Johnson, Robert Belfour, etc. Developing a uniquely funky and hypnotic Bass/Rhythm/Lead simultaneous “full band” Guitar sound, as One Man Band with foot drums or Power Duo with drummer (notably Cedric Burnside). In 2009, Malcolm won Blues Music Award Emerging Artist, fusing raw electrifying Blues power and fresh melodic songwriting with elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an authentic melodic signature sound.
Tickets are $15 for CAC members, $20 for non-members and $20 the day of the show.
Pre-order book about O.N. Pruitt
From February through April, the Columbus Arts Council will take visitors back to historical Columbus of over 100 years ago for the next 40 years, through the photography of the Columbus “picture man,” the late O. N. Pruitt.
Columbus is honored to host the Premiere Exhibition of this collection, opening Feb. 3 through April 23.
The exhibition is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. As usual at the Columbus Arts Council, there is no admission charge.
However, you may wish to purchase the exhibition companion book written by Columbus native Berkley Hudson, “O.N. Pruitt’s Possum Town: Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American South.” The oversized book is published by UNC Press in partnership with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The book offers more than 270 pages of photographs, stories, and lessons from this part of Mississippi that can help us understand America today. Columbus Arts Council is offering a 10 percent discount if the book is ordered by Jan. 31, 2022.
For information, visit the CAC website, http://columbus-arts.org/mr-pruitts-book/ .
SAAC announces 2022 schedule
Starkville Area Arts Council recently announced its 2022 event calendar.
The schedule includes several exhibits and a few public art events. Activities kick-off Jan. 11, 2022, with a reception for the Rowan Haug exhibit. The reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership lobby.
The exhibit, entitled “Time in Every Stitch,” will be on display from Jan. 11 until March 7.
■ Jan. 11: Rowan Haug exhibit reception
■ March 1: Summer Scholarship Applications open
■ March 8: U18: Student Art Exhibit Reception
■ March 12: Forks and Corks, Arts & Eats Cookbook released
■ April 30: Art in the Park
■ May 3: Solo Show reception (TBD)
■ June 20-24: Annual drive and meeting
■ July 12: Faces and Figures reception
■ Sept. 13: Sabrina Campbell exhibit reception
■ Oct. 4: Bonnie Renfroe exhibit reception
■ Oct. 15: Cotton District Arts Festival
■ Oct. 27: Pumpkinpalooza
■ Nov. 8: Annual winter showcase
For information, visit the SAAC website, starkvillearts.net .