For those in the New Orleans area, arts magazine and incubator Pelican Bomb is celebrating a major milestone by opening a new gallery and exhibition space. From the release:
Pelican Bomb invites you to celebrate our five-year anniversary and the opening of Pelican Bomb Gallery X. Join us Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 8pm to midnight at at 1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard for a party experience by Momma Tried.
This contributor has no idea what a ‘party experience’ consists of, but there’s only one way to find out…
This coming weekend, I’m honored to serve as one of the guest judges for the Hope for Hattiesburg chili cookoff and fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg. H4H, as volunteers call it, is an outreach program of a network of local churches that searches out and repairs damaged and derelict homes in the Hattiesburg area, focusing on several targeted efforts in the fall, spring, and summer. The fundraiser, which will also feature a silent auction (and other entrees besides just chili), will take place at FPC on Saturday, February 6 from 10am-2pm, with judging around 11am, and is open to all.
Pelican Bomb has a brief take on Aron Belka’s recent exhibition, “Working the Wetlands.” If you’re in the area, go.
Pelican Bomb has a brief take on LUNA Fête, New Orleans’ annual festival of lights, and one worth the visit if you’re in town.
Pelican Bomb has a review of a recent installation at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans — unfortunately now dismantled, but still worth considering in retrospect.
The Weekly Standard has a brief essay on the most benign of topics, the status of the Confederate Flag in Mississippi. Pace Jonathan Swift, the original subhead was “A modest proposal” — which it remains.
‘Tis the season– this Saturday, December 12, sees one of the loveliest evenings in the south Mississippi literary calendar, the annual author extravaganza at Main Street Books in Hattiesburg. Now in its twelfth year, the event brings in folks from all over the area for a night of old and new friends, minced pies, mulled wine, and, of course, books. The fair runs from 4-7pm, at 210 North Main Street in Hattiesburg.