April 27, 2015

Community Programs

Pike School of Art – Mississippi (PSA-MS) public programs are designed to promote our organizational goal to be a space for interdisciplinary creative experimentation. In addition to our residency program, which invites artists and writers to the Deep South, PSA-MS offers opportunities for the residents of Pike County and southwest Mississippi to engage in the power of artistic expression and to effect positive change in our community.

The PSA micro-library installed at Topisaw General Store in McComb was painted by JPAC students Eleni Varnado and Kelsi Case.

The PSA micro-library installed at Topisaw General Store in McComb was painted by JPAC students Eleni Varnado and Kelsi Case.

MICRO-LIBRARIES
PSA-MS has built micro-libraries and placed them in front of small businesses in Summit and McComb. The libraries are stocked with a range of books and magazines, with the information card asking people to “take a book and leave a book.” More libraries are in the works, so stay posted. For more information, or to suggest a location for a micro-library, click here.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
PSA-MS has partnered with McComb School District and the City of McComb to provide FREE after-school art workshops for school-aged children at Martin Luther King Park. For more information, click here.

We are always looking for more opportunities to bring art to life in our community!  If you are part of a local school, business, or organization and would like to partner with PSA-MS, please contact us with your suggestions or questions at programs@PSA-MS.org.

Local arts and cultural organizations in Southwest Mississippi include Pike County Arts CouncilPike County Little TheatreSouthwest MS Art Guild, Jubilee Performing Arts CenterCharles R. Crossley Memorial Art Gallery, Black History Gallery, Brookhaven Regional Arts Guild, The Summit Depot, and the McComb Railroad Depot Museum.

TALKS/EXHIBITIONS
Visiting Residents to PSA-MS  present their work publicly during their residency, allowing them to discuss their work and their working process, as well as to share the ways in which their brief exposure to the culture of America’s Deep South informed their art or writing. At the same time, the community has the opportunity to engage with the artists and writers and learn from their interaction. Talks and exhibitions are arranged at temporary locations in Pike County. A regular exhibition schedule will be established once a permanent space has been secured.

PROJECTIONS
PSA-MS offers free showings of quality independent, international, and classic films, as well as conversations on film and filmmaking. PROJECTIONS events take place occasionally at various locations in Pike County.

Pike School of Art – Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Pike School of Art – Mississippi must be made payable to “Pike School of Art – Mississippi” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 

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