Lynn Meadows Discovery Center's WINGS Performing Arts Program in Gulfportwas selected for the 2016 Exemplary Arts Service Award for an institution from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. In June, the Alliance for Arts Education presented WINGS Performing Arts with the award at a reception during the Mississippi Arts Commission's Whole Schools Institute at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Resort and Hospitality Center. More than 500 students from first through 12th grade participate annually in the program through memberships, summer programs and school outreach.
Local photographer's art featured nationally
Images by Bay St. Louis photographer Mike Ramsey have been selected for several national and international exhibitions. Ramsey's works were selected by jurors for shows in Portland, Ore.; Greenville, S.C.; and Baton Rouge and Covington, La.
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Applications being accepted for Peter Anderson Festival
The 38th Peter Anderson Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for consideration for the fall festival. Applications and all required information must be uploaded via the online artsts' website ZAPP by July 17.
The annual festival showcases more than 400 national artists, crafters, food vendors and musicians. It will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5-6 in downtown Ocean Springs. Details/instructions: peterandersonfestival.com or 875-4424.
Indoor and Outdoor Art found at Gulfport Galleria
The ninth annual Gala at the Gulfport Galleria, 1300 24th Ave. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. The two visiting artists will be Elizabeth "Betsi" Burgess and Florida Dream Painter -- Chairman of the Boards, Gulfport native Dusty Domino. "Learning to See" will be featured. The exhibition will hang through Aug. 14.
B.Y.O. Brush Studio offers new classes
B.Y.O. Brush Studio, 1204 Bienville Blvd., is holding a variety of classes and workshops. Programs include Shrimp Boat, Gogh Over the Bay, Finding Dory, Father's Day Special, Ice Chest Paint Parties, Sea Shells, Girl on Fire, Cross and Seaside.
Ages, schedules and costs vary for each program. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.