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Join art association for grand opening

The Natchez Art Association has a new direction and a new home!

After being homeless since April 2012, the Natchez Art Association is re-emerging better than ever!

We kick off our grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at our new location at 118 N. Pearl St., Suite 105 at The Frye Building with a brand new storefront, art studio and a new mission.

We host our first member exhibit during our grand opening, which explores the theme “Gates.”

We have created a new monthly themed exhibit program for all Natchez Art Association members essentially challenging them to explore new subject matter and some new skills.

Members strive to create new works of art, which loosely falls within the monthly theme in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media paintings, photography, sketching, drawing and sculpture.

For some members, this exhibit has inspired them to pick up a paintbrush or graphite for the first time in two or more years.

It should be an interesting exhibit, one that is fresh with new art and possibilities.

Anyone at any skill level can become a member and participate monthly.

The events section of our website, www.natchezartassociation.org, explains in detail the program and shows the themes through December 2014.

In addition to monthly themed exhibits, we have scheduled adult art workshops in drawing, oil painting, jewelry making and introduction to Calder inspired mobiles.

We offer Open Studio Days on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can walk in and get some help or advice on your art project.

Open Studio Days are designed to get the public excited about creating art by providing a hands-on opportunity to learn brief art lessons in many different mediums.

Look for our children’s art workshops in the near future also.

Beginning Saturday, we will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, visit our website or call 601-870-7717.


Carolyn Weir is a local artist and a member of the Natchez Art Association.