June 13, 2017

In Our Time

The Summit Depot Gallery
900 Robb St.
Summit, MS 39666

March 26, 2016 – April 30, 2016
Smokin on the Tracks Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 1 – 4 PM

Featuring work by Suzanne Adelman, Jana Charl, Samantha Kay Clark, Charles Crossley, Scott & Denise Davis, Shelby Green, Mackenzie Hoffman, Paul Urban, Tyler Vlahovich, Cheryl Walker, and Keith Walsh.

In Our Time presents a wide-range of visual, conceptual, and social-politico artistic responses to introduce unique, extra-regional expressions to Pike County. Participating artists were asked to consider the following questions: What kind of art do I want to show specifically in the Deep South? What do I want the citizens of southwest Mississippi to see? To know? To feel?

In Our Time is an expression that suggests a quality, the character of, or attitude about life in the here and now. In Our Time includes you–in a place, a town, a landscape, a nation, a culture, a people, and a greater society. In Our Time also evokes histories, experiences, perspectives, or stories that are shared or common between you and others. Art is the messenger that relates you to a community–actual and envisioned– through affirmation or critique of something, or invention. The destination is Summit, a growing arts community in rural southwest Mississippi, with a rich history and landscape that means many things to many people. This is what we ask you to think about. It’s also what makes the Pike School of Art—Mississippi open call exhibition different, experimental, and you-and-destination-specific.

The Liberty-White Depot, once located in Holmesvile, MS, was donated to the Summit Historical Society by Mrs. Sue White and members of the Neville family. The Summit Depot Gallery, which is housed in the Liberty-White Depot, is now a core community gathering site for Summit and its citizens, available as a treasured community resource for other organizations such as the Summit Chamber of Commerce and Pike School of Art – Mississippi. It is also a repository for historical artifacts as well as a venue for cultural programs.