I have to be in Jackson for a couple of days for training to help me do my job better. I love to travel and like to make the most of it, so when I found out I was going, I jumped on the Internet and found that the Mississippi Museum of Art would have an after-hours event called “Unburied Treasures.” Basically it is a multimedia art program.
Not only do you get to learn about art and the artist, you get an inside look into the artist’s life – and a little music to boot!
Here is what I have to look forward to according to the museum’s website:
“This month’s featured artwork is Caroline Compton’s George Luks. Randy Jolly speaks about artist Caroline Compton’s life and work. Caroline Compton’s niece, Dannie Weatherly, reads selections from her aunt’s correspondence. Marta Szlubowska-Kirk discusses and performs musical compositions on violin, with The Szlubowski Duo performing on piano.”
Sounds yummy! I can’t wait to check it out.
Caroline Compton was a Vicksburg painter in the 1900s. She painted scenes of life around her. Geroge Luks also was a realist painter, who lived and worked in New York, where Compton had gone to study art, according to the book, “Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980,” by Patti Carr Black.
Marta Szlubowska-Kirk, concert mistress for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, performed a couple of weeks ago at Southern Miss.
This should be a real treat!