The Mississippi Arts Commission and arts advocates from across the state converged on the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 27th for a day of arts and advocacy! The beautiful building was filled that day with "all things art!"
The Mississippi State Capitol
Choir from Power APAC in Jackson.
The fabulous bluegrass band and MAC Roster Artists, Breaking Grass.
V.A. Patterson (left), MAC's Commission Chair, Stephanie Punches of Natchez (center), and Senator Lydia Chassinoil.
Students from Quitman Upper Elementary with Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. Their "Great Seal" entry received 2nd place and will now hang in the Lt Governor's Office.
First Place in the "Great Seal" contest went to Mason Elementary. They are pictured here with Governor Phil Bryant. Their entry will hang in the Governor's Office.
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's, Michael Beattie and Phobe Porter.
Tupelo's Marlo Hendrix (center) presenting the Third Place entry in the "Great Seal" contest to Representatives Moore (far left) and Haney (2nd from left). Also pictured, MAC's Kim Whitt (2nd from right) and MAC Commissioner, Shawn Brevard (far right).
A student from Jones County Junior College took advantage of the amazing light in the Capitol.
Not only is Natasha Trethewey the Mississippi Poet Laureate, but she has now been appointed as National Poet Laureate.
Natasha Trethewey (left) with Poetry Out Loud Mississippi Champion, Kristen Dupard of Ridgeland High School. Kristen was recently chosen as Poetry Out Loud National Champion!
MAC's Malcolm White (left) with MAC's First Vice Chair, Myrna Colley Lee of Charleston (center) and Representative David Baria of Hancock County (right).
Photos by James Patterson
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