Starkville Mississippi Art
William Andrews arrived at the Starkville Museum of Art in a blue suit and white shirt with white tie and black tie. Andrews, the museum's director, had gone to see museum staff that afternoon. He dedicated himself to what the city of Starkenburg and its university had given him: a place in the hearts and minds of its citizens.
For Andrews, there was not much that could completely distinguish his original home Mississippi from his current home New Orleans. The place and its complementary cultures seemed to merge effortlessly for him, no matter what city he was in or what state he was living in.
Like Basquiat and Andrews, many artists from around the world have chosen to travel to New Orleans to enjoy the city's robust arts and cultural scene. The many art forms of the state have contributed to the culture of the state to a large extent, but they too have come into the crosshairs of the local art scene.
I am grateful that so many people are interested in this place, which we are trying to preserve through photography. I am also fortunate enough to have my photographs published in the New Orleans Times - Picayune and Catfish magazines, as well as in other local publications such as the St. Louis Post - Dispatch and Mississippi Magazine. We offer editorial photography services specializing in community, event and sports photography, and we would like to share our work with you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the visual arts or editorial photography or for further information about our editorial services.
I was particularly inspired by the Mississippi Delta and the people, history and culture of the region. Living in a university town, I gained a special appreciation for tourism, as it is the lifeblood of every community. I started photographing various events to promote our community, and the work on committees and committees shows how hard business owners and community leaders work to make this particular community a great place to live and work.
In 2008, I attended my first art festival, the first of its kind in Starkville, Mississippi. The experience was incredible, as it was immediately clear that other people had a special place to be captured. When people visited my booth, they told me stories about visiting their grandparents "farms and owning prints from their hometowns. From that experience I realised that my niche lay in the love of shooting communities and sport.
Originally, I used photography to capture, preserve and highlight the unique people, places and stories I met in the state of Mississippi. My personal experience with tourism has led me to use photography to highlight places like Starkville, Mississippi and other parts of the Mississippi River Valley. Whether it's a sporting event, a music festival or just a day of fun, I try to capture the character and feel of every event. Andrews has made it clear that Ogden exists not only as an art museum, but also as a tourist destination in itself.
I am also very proud of the research I have done in Stoneville, Mississippi, in the forestry and Mississippi River Valley. As a scientist in their research laboratory, he co-authored several research publications and was involved in several studies. He has also helped to define and develop a new field in Silriculture called Stand Dynamics, the study of standing, standing and standing - in - stand out - from - the rest of the research. Burk was recognized for his service to the state of Mississippi and the US Army, and Governor Bill Waller appointed him an honorary colonel, and he participated in a number of national and international events, including World War II commemorations and other events.
Burk was born in Gainesville, Florida, and has lived in Warren County, MS, since 1962, but spent most of his life in Stoneville, Mississippi. In the 1950s, he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in forestry and moved to Rolling Fork, MS, where he worked for the US Forest Service for a year. After taking a job as a research associate at the Mississippi River Valley Research Laboratory in Oxford, I moved with him to Oxford and we spent a lot of time visiting and exploring the sunken city of Oxford, which proved to be one of the most beautiful places in Mississippi in terms of natural beauty and history.
It will be performed on Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Stoneville Art Garden and will also be on display on Sunday, May 1, from 10: 30 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Paul's Church.
Guests are invited to meet at the Hilton for breakfast or to share a car to the garden, which can be visited to order. Tickets are $10 for the East Mississippi Lumber Company of Starkville and $15 for the Stoneville Art Garden, including breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, April 22, and can also be purchased online or by calling 1-855-743-5555.