Making a Future for the Pike County Juvenile Detention Center Building
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11AM – 3PM
Pike School of Art – Mississippi, 100 5th Ave., McComb, MS 39648
With artist Nik Nerburn, we’ll consider a future for Pike School of Art – Mississippi, which will inhabit the former Pike County Juvenile Detention Center. Using several large printed photographs of the building and surrounding areas, workshop participants will be given prompts for drawing and writing on the images themselves.
What would a perfect community art center look like? What are some dreams you have for this space? What would it look like to honor the history of this building and land? What services does the neighborhood need that Pike School of Art could provide?
Enjoy a free community lunch
Participate in creative visioning
Make works of art with Nik Nerburn
Share your thoughts and ideas
Nik Nerburn is a documentary storyteller working in photography and film. While working as an educator, exhibiting artist, and storyteller, Nik also develops long-term documentary projects that tell stories about communities. Guided by the belief that sharing stories can create bridges across great differences, he prioritizes collaboration, compassion, trust, and time. He lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota, on the far western edge of Lake Superior.
The jail conversion project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission.