Arts & Culture

Arts notes

Baldwin will present Aloneliness dance

Aloneliness, the latest dance piece by local choreographer Summer Baldwin, will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs.

Baldwin, formerly a Brooklyn-based dancer, aerialist and actress, moved to the Gulf Coast in 2012, and has been working in and around New Orleans. She has had several film roles and has received various honors, including being voted one of the Top Three Performing Artists of the Year with the New Orleans RAW Artist Showcase at The Eiffel Society in 2013.

A duet featuring Baldwin and Katy Gaines, Aloneliness explores the momentum between healing, refreshing solitude and harmful, crushing loneliness. It includes an original electronic score by Billy Louviere of Portland, Ore.; live vocal accompaniment by local singer Leah Rodgers; and a mixed media art installation by local visual artist Julia Reyes.

Admission: $15 for nonmembers and $12 for members.

Details: 818-2878 or

Vienna Boys Choir tickets on sale for show at Mary C.

Ticket sales are open for a Feb. 4, 2017, performance by the Vienna Boys Choir in The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theater at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs.

With a repertoire that includes favorite classical pieces, popular and contemporary songs, as well as lively international and Austrian folk tunes, the choir combines the pure, angelic voices of youth with the power and polish of seasoned professionals.

Tickets: $75 for nonmembers and $60 for members. Details: 818-2878 or

Mary C. will host new classes, programs

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, is holding a variety of continuing classes and workshops. Programs include expressive sea life and printmaking with Dustin Porta, basic sewing and rag T-shirt quilt with Gloria Gaines, beginning and intermediate stained glass with Pam Coppola, art exploration for kids and introduction to drawing and painting for teens with Carmen Lugo, broadway prep with Cliff Thompson, self-help and writing classes with D.W. Hartford, beginner and advanced private voice lessons with Cliff Thompson, private piano classes with Laurie Carpenter and Sandy Starcher, individual ukulele lessons with Katherine MacMahon.

Ages, schedules and costs vary for each program. Details: 818-2878 or

Mimosas with Mom, Pet Portraits will be in O.S.

Two May events at B.Y.O. Brush Studio, 1204 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, are Mimosas with Mom at 2 p.m. May 8 and Pet Portraits on May 13.

The Mother's Day event is by reservations only and for ages 18 and older.

Cost: Two for $50. Bring a bottle of champagne; mixers and light hors d'oeuvres will be available.

The pet class will begin at 4 p.m., but participants can join up until 6:30 p.m. Send in a good quality forward head shot of your pet by May 6.

Details: 806-2408.