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Art Association members showcase works at MGCCC

‘White Roses’ by Odie Spence is part of the Gulf Coast Art Association exhibition at the MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus’s Fine Art Gallery.
‘White Roses’ by Odie Spence is part of the Gulf Coast Art Association exhibition at the MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus’s Fine Art Gallery. Courtesy Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

The MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus’s Fine Art Gallery is playing host to the works of The Gulf Coast Art Association members throughout the month of November.

Founded on Nov. 8, 1926, the GCAAA is one of the oldest art organizations along the Gulf Coast. The GCAA has nearly 50 members, originating from Bay St. Louis to Gautier and north as far as Saucier and Perkinston. Members range from professional artists and gallery owners to art devotees and weekend painters.

The object of the GCAA is to encourage the appreciation of visual arts in the communities of South Mississippi, to hold exhibitions of art works, and to form a sharing art experience between artists of various media, as well as artists and the public.

The current exhibit features around 45 works in a variety of media and subject matter from new and longtime members Al Kellogg, Happy McDonald, Joyce Leonard, Fred Hutchings, Odie Spence, Mary Beth Barnett and Sherry Carlson.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through Nov. 30, with a closing reception at noon Nov. 30.

The Jeff Davis campus is at 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The art gallery is in Building D, the fine arts building. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Details: Gallery director Cecily Cummings at cecily.cummings@mgccc.edu or 228-897-3909.

Gulf Coast Art Association Members Show

Through Nov. 30

Where: Fine Art Gallery, Jeff Davis campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The art gallery is in Building D, the fine arts building.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Details: Gallery director Cecily Cummings at cecily.cummings@mgccc.edu or 228-897-3909.

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