Arts & Culture

Arts Notes (March 27)


Gulfport students awarded at 47th annual Bach Festival

The students of Elsie A. Barnes of Gulfport participated in the 47th Annual Bach Festival held on Feb. 6 at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. Two of her students received first place awards: Elijah Allen, son of LaTasha Allen of Gulfport and Jonathan Shelby, son of the Rev. and C. R. Shelby of Gulfport. Elijah Allen, senior of Gulfport High School, plans to attend Jackson State University in the fall. He received first place in the Senior Suite Division, playing the Courante and the Gigue from Suite in D Minor by George F. Handel. Allen received a Five-Year Superior Medal.

Jonathan Shelby, sophomore of Gulfport High School, received a perfect score, winning First Place in the Senior Two-Part Invention category. Shelby also received a five-year superior medal. Other students of Elsie Barnes receiving awards: Raven Jones, who was awarded a five-year superior medal; Trinitee Augustine, who made a perfect score in the non-competitive event; Derick Taylor, who scored 99 in the Jr. Prelude Event; and Ashton Gage, Kayla Shelby, and Thomas Shelby, who all received Superior ratings.

B.Y.O. Brush Studio will host classes, workshops

B.Y.O. Brush Studio, 1204 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, is holding a variety of continuing workshops. Programs include Spring Break Art Camp, Bayou Blend, Faith, Stacked, Mimosa with Mom, Easter Art Camp, Girl on Fire, Fleur de Lis, Supersized Canvas and Pop Art.

Ages, schedules and costs vary for each program. Details: 806-2408.

Amour Danzar Ballroom offers dance lessons

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport, will offer dance lessons and classes during April. Programs include quick dance steps with Al DeSalvo, R.I.P.P.E.D workouts and John Malone with West Coast Swing with John Malone.

Schedules and costs vary for each class. Details: 324-3730.

Student art show set for downtown Pascagoula

The River Gallery, 641 Delmas Ave., downtown Pasagoula, will host a student art show April 4 through April 8. The show, which is sponsored by the Singing River Art Association, will feature young artists from high schools in Pascagoula and Gautier. A judge has been selected and prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 8.

19th annual Art in Pass will start on Saturday

War Memorial Park, located between Fleitas and Davis Avenue, will host the 19th annual Art in the

Pass on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase hundreds of artists in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts woodworking and jewelry.

The featured artists are from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. Free seafood cooking demonstrations, marine educational program children, live music and other entertainment will be included throughout the celebration. Details: 475-7047.

Fourth annual Words and Music in Pass Christian

The Pass Christian City Court Building, 111 Hiern Ave., will present the Fifth annual Words and Music Community Culture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. The series will feature writer Richard Grant and "Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta." There will be copies available for purchase. The Friends of the Pass Christian Library are the main sponsor for the event. Details: 452-4596.

'Out of the Vault' reception held at WAMA

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, will hold an opening reception for "Out of the Vault: Masterworks from the Collection" on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will include fan-favorite works from Walter Anderson's collection and private collections that are not shown. Refreshments will be served. Details: 872-3164 or