There are more than 250 undergraduate art majors enrolled in three programs at the University of Mississippi’s Department of Art and Art History. Some shared their thoughts about having a possible arts district, or area where art is emphasized, in Oxford.
One example of a large, successful arts district that could offer Oxford ideas is the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District with a board of directors that includes business owners, activists and artists.
University Avenue is home to many of Oxford’s main attractions and businesses. While some may view it as the older part of town, a new mural recently added an injection of color to the corridor, and some say more public art in Oxford could mean more tourism.
Some say as Oxford continues to grow attracting more residents and students, some artists are being pushed out because of the cost of living.
Tessa Wilson, an Ole Miss alumna, expresses her colorful and surrealistic personality with her palette and paintbrush.
You might say that artist Kelsea Beckum is the heartbeat of Oxford. People often give her sonograms of their baby’s heartbeat, and she creates colorful masterpieces.
If you’ve ever wanted to explore your creative side, but weren’t sure where to start, you may want to visit the Clay Canvas in Oxford.
Brewster is just one example of many Mississippi entrepreneurs who use Instagram to market their merchandise. Instagram and other social media sites have become a new marketplace for small businesses.
Liza Grace Bailey, 21, began taking photos professionally two years ago after attending the Bodock Festival in Pontotoc where musician Trent Harmon was performing.
My Michelle’s, an Oxford restaurant, is the place to grab a home-cooked meal, order one for tailgating in the Grove, or to relax and get creative on Wine Wednesday.
Oxford antique stores hold many treasures that you have to see in person to appreciate, but they face challenges competing with online shopping and websites like Ebay and Etsy.
Nicole Harlow has always liked jewelry that tells a unique story. From going through her mom’s jewelry box, to visiting New Mexico’s finest leather shops with her dad, Harlow knew she wanted to pursue jewelry-making as a career.
To many outsiders, the South is racist, uneducated, country, and uninformed about events outside Mississippi. At first, these were my opinions too, but living here and experiencing it, the outside world has their views wrong.
Later, I became obsessed with the idea that one day I could have a job that I could travel the world and just take pictures of everything that held beauty. I think it is a really beautiful thing when someone can look at a picture and feel something emotional towards it.
Filmmaker and IT expert Pablo Correa is using his own upcoming multimodal project on Mississippi civil rights’ activist Fannie Lou Hamer to educate others about how they can create their own meaningful projects.
About nine miles west of the Ole Miss campus off of Highway 6 is a feature that Oxford alone can boast of – for the moment that is. The World’s Largest Cedar Bucket, at 979 MS-6 in Oxford, stands outside the Cedar Bucket Furniture Co., perched on a small hill overlooking the highway.