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Pike School of Art – Mississippi
100 5th Avenue, McComb, MS 39648
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5PM

Join Pike School of Art – Mississippi, McComb Creative Economy Partnership, Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Pike County Arts Council, and the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art for Art + Exchange Pike County, a public dialogue to share stories, local histories, and aspirations for the community. Stories gathered will inform the future work of CAPE and could become the centerpiece of a public artwork in the community as part of a new series of artist-led, community-driven art projects funded by CAPE in locations across Mississippi.

About Art + Exchange

The Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art has engineered the “Art + Exchange” story-gathering tour across Mississippi to introduce communities to the work of CAPE, lay the groundwork for future collaborations, and encourage arts organizations to respond to issues and histories raised by the public. Members of the CAPE team will be participating in these story-gathering events in partnership with arts councils, municipalities, universities, and other organizations.

“Art + Exchange” also serves as PHASE ONE of a series of artist-led, community-driven art projects in the state occurring between 2018-2020. These projects, executed in the form of short-term artist residencies of up to $10,000, will engage artists and communities in collaborative exploration about Mississippi places and their histories, and produce art that builds deeper understanding and honors personal truths.

Following this initial research phase is PHASE TWO of the residency program, when artists will be invited to submit specific project proposals for collaborative artworks centered on narratives raised by communities.

About CAPE

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) is an initiative of the Mississippi Museum of Art supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. CAPE’s purpose is to use original artworks, exhibitions, programs, and engagements with artists to increase understanding and inspire new narratives in contemporary Mississippi.