Arts Notes (Oct. 11)

MGCCC Joshua Edgar's 'Self-Potrait'
MGCCC Joshua Edgar's 'Self-Potrait'

Mary C. offers variety of classes in October

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, is holding a variety of classes and workshops in October. Programs include art exploration and drawing and painting with Carmen Lugo; acting camp and broadway prep with Cliff Thompson; and stained glass with Pam Coppola.

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

'Biloxi Blues' coming to Gulfport Little Theatre

"Biloxi Blues" will be featured at Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. from Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 18. Cost: $15 general admission and $12 seniors, military, veterans with ID and $10 for students with IDs and children. Details: 864-7983 or

'Katrina Fatigue' art exhibit will run through Nov. 8

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, will showcase "Katrina Fatigue" through November 8. The exhibition includes installations, bedscapes, original paintings, drawings, photos, hand-painted furniture, locally authored books and more. Susan McClamroch, of Ocean Springs, created the artwork. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Details: 818-2878 or

MGCCC invites entries for Alumni Art Show Oct. 24

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is calling for entries into the annual Alumni Art Show, which will be on exhibition on Homecoming Day, Oct. 24, in the Perkinston Campus' Visual Arts Center. The deadline for submission of art is noon on Friday .

The annual show is a showcase of artwork by MGCCC alumni and usually includes two-and three-dimensional pieces like pottery, baskets, ceramics, quilts, sculpture, drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media.

Free children's art activities will be included in the Malone Hall, room 104.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Details: 601-928-6298.

'Daddy's Dyin..Who's Got the Will?' opens Thursday

The Pass Christian Theatre Project will host "Daddy's Dyin..Who's Got the Will?" on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 18. Tickets: $13 per person. Details: 452-3315.

Walter Anderson holds holiday card contest

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, is inviting artists to share their own holiday-themed works, inspired by the coast, wildlife and Walter Anderson. Artists of all ages are encouraged to participate. The deadline for entry is Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced Friday. For contest guidelines and rules, contact Andrea Singhoff at 872-3164 or

Art FX Gallery to host open house, birthday

The Art FX Gallery, 824 E. Pass Road, Gulfport will host an open house/21st birthday party for Big Mo on Saturday. The event will include food, door prizes and artist Marty Wilson will be available for signing from 2 to 5 p.m. Wilson's mural painting is being painted on the Reef Restaurant in Biloxi. Details: 896-6287.

Marcia Ball to play at 100 Men Hall on Saturday

Marcia Ball will perform at 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis on Saturday at 8 p.m. Marcia Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a roadhouse rhythm and blues party on stage. Tickets: $30. Details: 342-5770 or

MGCCC campus celebrates 50 Years of Art exhibit

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus is celebrating 50 Years of Art with an exhibit in the library. The exhibit will run through Dec. 11.

The exhibit consists of 59 pieces of art created by current and former employees and students. Part of the 50-year anniversary celebration for the college's Coast campuses, the exhibit includes 38 drawings and paintings, three blow glass/sand-etched pieces, 16 ceramic pieces, a steampunk floor lamp and a wooden table. Materials for the art include oil, acrylic, spray paint, watercolor, ceramics, cut-paper and wood and metal.

Details: 497-7715.