The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) and the Cotton District Arts Festival (CDAF) are excited to announce this exhibit in collaboration with the Artist-In-Residence Program at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. A free public reception will kick off the show on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:30 pm in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville.
The Artist-In-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and visual artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while surrounded by the Refuge’s inspiring landscape and wildlife. The program aspires to share the scenic beauty and stories of the Refuge through art.
Gallery Director and Instructor at MSU Lori Neuenfeldt said, "The collection tells the story of the Refuge through the diverse artists that have participated in the residency program. Each artist communicates in different styles and mediums providing a unique perspective based upon their personal encounters with the animals, plants, history, or people."
Artists from the program donate an original piece of work that both is representative of and created during their residency. These works, in turn, help promote and celebrate the Refuge and its wildlife.
As part of the collaboration between SAAC and the Refuge, this collection will be displayed as part of SAAC's Art in Public Places Exhibits, starting March 3 and continuing through #CDAF2020 on April 18. This show will be on display in the Partnership lobby until April 20.
For more information on the Artist-In-Residence Program and a list of past artists, please visit https://friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/artist-in-residence-information/
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STARKVILLE, MS -
Starkville Area Arts Council has set the date for the annual Cotton District Arts Festival in the historic Cotton District for Saturday, April 18, 2020. This will be the first time in several years that CDAF does not coincide with Super Bulldog Weekend, which is scheduled for April 9-11. However, #CDAF2020 will immediately follow the Starkville Main Street Association King Cotton Crawfish Bowl on Friday, April 17.
“Based upon a publicly circulated survey, with Easter falling on April 12 and Double Decker on April 25, the only viable option for #CDAF2020 is the third weekend in April,” says Executive Director John Bateman. “The unanimous Committee decision to move CDAF considered our ever-increasing need for volunteers, requests from all of our vendors, and support from the community as a whole.”
CDAF is an award-winning Starkville classic that allows artisans to compete, showcase, and sell their work. With more than 175 artisans competing for entry, admission to each year’s Festival has become more and more competitive. Sponsorships and volunteers are extremely critical to keep CDAF admission free for the public and booth fees among the lowest in the state. CDAF Sponsors provide $1,000 or more of financial support to the festival and a large number of other Supporters contribute to CDAF, making it a truly impressive event. If you would like to help support CDAF 2020, additional information on sponsors, sponsorships, and volunteers, can be found at www.cdafestival.com/sponsors--volunteers.html.
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