Application deadline for Starkville Community Theatre’s Robert G. and Mary Eleanor Anderson Scholarship is Friday, Scholarship Committee Chair Paula Mabry announced in a press release.
SCT began the scholarship in 2006 to honor Dr. and Mrs. Anderson, charter members of SCT and retired faculty at Mississippi State University.
The scholarship is for person entering college as freshmen or already enrolled in college as an undergraduate. Applicants must major in theater performance, technical theater or theater education and must be a resident of Starkville or Oktibbeha County.
“If a student attends a college which does not offer a baccalaureate degree in theater, a communication major with an emphasis in theater is acceptable,” Mabry said.
Application materials may be obtained at the main desk at the Starkville Public Library or by emailing Mabry at [email protected].
The scholarship committee will contact the winner on or before May 15.
Arts in the Park set for Saturday
STARKVILLE — Starkville Area Arts Council’s Art in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at J.L. King Park in Starkville. The free children’s “art festival” is a hands-on event designed to inspire and promote creativity in young people.
Art activities are planned for kids to enjoy, with various local community and civic groups supporting this annual event. Many local artists serve as demonstrators and instructors, where youth are allowed to create art they can take home. Hands-on musical experiences may include drums and string instruments. The ever-popular, temporary mural wall will be on-site for families to paint.
This year, snacks will be provided for free to attendees between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. while supplies last. Adults must accompany the children in attendance.
For information, visit starkvillearts.net/artseducation online.
MSU exhibit ‘Press Any Key’ showcases seniors
STARKVILLE — A thesis exhibition featuring the work of 19 graduating seniors majoring in graphic design at Mississippi State University is on display through Tuesday at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
The show, titled “Press Any Key,” is the culmination of student work completed within MSU’s Department of Art under instructors Claire Gipson and Cassie Hester, assistant professors in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The exhibition is about “starting a new creative journey and how technology has influenced each graduate’s life.”
Exhibitors include: Alejandra Alcàntara, of Carriere; Collins Davis and Emily Jeselink, of Clinton; Anna Grace Thompson, of Corinth; Tori Suggs, of Fulton; Zac Sicola, of Helena, Alabama; McKenzie Conner, of Homewood, Alabama; Cassie Winship, of Laurel; Emily Harms, of Madison; Lizzy Jorgensen, of Memphis; Erin Thompson, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Madisyn Rainwater, of New Albany; Amy Kwas, of Oxford; Christopher Gates, of Pheba; Spencer Thomas, of Starkville; Jordan Carpenter, of Sumrall; and Amari Caples, Markeise Willis and Raphael Spears, of Vicksburg.
ICC students’ work on display in Fulton
The artwork of several Itawamba Community College students is on display in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center at the Fulton Campus.
The first student exhibition in the newly-renovated space, which consists of approximately 80 pieces of art including drawing, painting, computer art and sculpture, will be on display until May 5.
Artists include Taylor Braxton of Amory; Jamecia Walker of Baldwyn; Bayleigh Caldwell of Caledonia; McKenna Powell of Hatley; Alli Blansett, Makenzie Brooks, both of Houston; Olivia Jones of Mantachie; Francisco Garcia of Mooreville; Mia Coggin of Nettleton; Michaela Pearson, Rachel Gann, Kaitlin Stegall, Brianna Hall, Maria Tinajero, all of Pontotoc; Lily Wright of Red Bay, Ala.; Jaiden Hutson, Danielle Thompson, Elliana Parker, all of Saltillo; KaJatlon Clark of Shannon; Selena Crowley of Tremont; Ana Chambers, Drew Edmonson, Camille Campbell and Brianna Dent, all of Tupelo.
Normal gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Golden Triangle Celts to host festival
STURGIS — Friends of the Golden Triangle Celts will host Three Braided Cord Music Festival: Singing in the Park on Saturday at Diane Jackson Memorial Park, 189 S. McKinnon St., Sturgis.
The festival includes a kid’s version of the Scottish Highland games. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with competition starting at 11 a.m. Activities include haggis throw, stone throw, sheaf toss, caber toss, tug of war), bean bag toss, coloring, paper airplane competition and ceilidh (Irish) dancing.
The music schedule includes bluegrass music starting at 10 a.m., Irish/Scottish music starting at noon and gospel singing starting at 2 p.m.
If the weather does not cooperate, the event will not be held but will hopefully be rescheduled.2