Arts & Culture

Arts Notes (Jan. 31)

Elisha Gold's 'Set Sail'
Elisha Gold's 'Set Sail'
Student named finalist in Composition Competition

Jade Agler of Ocean Springs, daughter of James and Lin Agler, is one of seven national finalists who will compete in the MTNA Elementary Composition Competition. Jade earned the opportunity after her composition, "Jack Frost," was declared the winning composition on both the state and divisional levels, qualifying her to represent Mississippi and MTNA's Southern Division at the national level.

Jade, 8 years old, attends St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Ocean Springs. Jade studies Chinese and takes part in the exceptionally talented class at the University of Southern Mississippi's Saturday Gifted Studies Program. A member of American Mensa and the National Society for the Gifted and Talented. The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each state competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals during the MTNA National Conference, which will be held in San Antonio in April.

MGCCC JD presents work of sculptor Elisha Gold

Sculptor Elisha Gold will return to Gulfport from Memphis for a 10-year retrospective art exhibit reception on Thursday at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Fine Arts Gallery, from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with an artist's talk at 6:30 p.m. Works from his collection that demonstrate his changing style in figural representation are on display and will remain until Thursday.

Gold graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture in 2005 from William Carey University, where he won the People's Choice Award for best artwork for four consecutive years in the university's annual student art competition. He was also a known fixture in galleries, including the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. He uses the human face so the viewer can have a more personal experience with the sculpture. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 897-3909.

Daniel Bass exhibit featured at MGCCC Jackson County

Bass earned his associate degree from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus in Gautier and his bachelor of fine arts from the Mississippi University for Women in 2004. In 2008, he earned his master of fine arts from the Lesley University College of Art and Design. Bass has shown artwork in exhibitions in the South and Northeast including shows in Boston, Concord, New Hampshire and Brooklyn, N.Y.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 497-7684.

'Retrospective' exhibit runs through March 15

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, 115 E. 1st St., Biloxi, features Joe Moran's exhibit titled, "Retrospective." Moran was an accomplished master boat builder. This exhibit of showcases paintings, artwork, video documentary, family photographs, personal effects, drawings, photography and a boat built by Moran, which captures his love and knowledge of maritime life along with the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The exhibit will be on display through March 15. Details: 435-6320.

GLT auditions open for 'The Producers'

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., will host auditions for "The Producers" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Available roles are for males and females ages 16 to 90.

Auditionees should come prepared with a short musical selection. No a'capella auditions. Auditionees may bring a CD accompaniment, MP3 or sheet music. An accompanist will be available. The production is scheduled for April.

Details: 864-7983 or