Gimme 5: Melanie Tubbs

Recently, I spoke with Melanie Tubbs, about her experiences directing plays in the area, and, in particular her current project, directing Eccentricities of a Nightingale for this year’s Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus. Here’s what she shared: How long have you been directing plays? Tubbs replied, “I started when I was in college. I directed […]

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Gimme 5: Christina Alford

I recently spoke with Mississippi Delta artist Christina Alford about her painting style, her technique, and more. Here’s what she had to say: Have you had any formal art training or are you self-taught? How long have you been painting? Alford replied that she is self-taught and that she has been painting for about 5½

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Gimme 5: Rose Harrison

  I recently spoke with Rose Harrison, a painter who currently resides in Columbus and whose husband is stationed at Columbus about her introduction to the world of art, her influences, and her current collection, “Different Parts,” is currently on exhibit in the Artist’s Alley section of the Rosenzweig Arts Center, through August 31st. This

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Gimme 5: Ming Donkey

I recently spoke with Ming Donkey, a Jackson-based artist, whose current collection opens a month-long exhibit, entitled “Red, White, & You,” at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center (501 Main Street) this Thursday, August 3rd, from 5:30pm-7:00pm, about his work, his influences, and some other interesting details. Ming (we’re on a first-name basis) indicated

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Route 662: Backwoods Moments

It’s a small backwoods church that many would not find particularly interesting. But those folks are sadly depriving themselves of the joy of discovery. While Beth Eden church is far from unique, it probably belongs to a category of Americana that is slowly disappearing. When I say backwoods, I should emphasize the “woods” syllable. To

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