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Biloxi, MS
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Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
386 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-5547

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 248
Biloxi, MS 39533-0248

Administrative Offices
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics, 3rd floor
386 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530

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e-mail: info@georgeohr.org


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Exhibitions:

June Ward: Passages and Possibilities

Micheal Mabry: Revelations & Revelry

No Two Alike: Ceramics Invitational

George Edgar Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections

My House: The Pleasant Reed Story

The Native Guard: A Photographic History of Ship Island’s African American Regiment


Events

June Ward: Passages and Possibilities
June 17 - December 6, 2014

Passages and Possibilities follows the Gulfport, MS artist's passages through life as she searched for her artistic voice, open to all possibilities. Her art follows the cycle of the seasons in still life, landscape and figurative works. Flowers in her still life paintings show the natural progression of time with blooms at their peak, fading flowers and seeds signifying the repeating cycle. Her landscapes, which often include figurative elements, speak of the passage of time in different geographical locations. The overriding theme throughout all these categories is the emphasis of light, in an intimate setting accented with Ward's hand painted furniture.


Micheal Mabry: Revelations & Revelry
June 10 - September 6, 2014

Micheal Mabry (b.1961) is originally from Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta region, an agricultural center that is one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the U.S. Clarksdale, significant in the history of the blues, has become a theme in many of Mabry's works. Many of his works, using bright colors, depict people of his community engaged in playing music, dancing, playing games, and basically enjoying life together in front of the backdrop of a blues joint or café. The focal point of the exhibition is Eye of the Last Days, a large book (33" x 23") that took Mabry over eight years to complete. Different pages of the 75-page book will be revealed
each day.

No Two Alike: Ceramics Invitational
June 3 – September 6, 2014

No Two Alike: Ceramics Invitational features innovative, challenging ceramic art from artists selected by the curator. Artists were chosen for their individual and innovative styles. Work representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, will be on display: Jeremy Jernegan, New Orleans, LA; Bertice McPherson, Mobile, AL: Brian Nettles, Pass Christian MS; Kevin O’Keefe, Gulfport, MS; and Charles Smith, Mobile, AL.


George Edgar Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections
Ongoing

George Edgar Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections highlights work from the collection of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and private collections across the Gulf Coast region. George Edgar Ohr, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi”, was active from 1883 to 1910, creating innovative ceramics that are a central part of the artistic heritage of the Gulf South, and the broader canon of American Art. Today, 100 years after he ended his pottery-making career, George Edgar Ohr is considered an early leader in the American modernist movement.

Exhibition made possible by the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts


My House: The Pleasant Reed Story
Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center
Ongoing

The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center is a reconstruction of the original house built by Pleasant Reed in the late 19th century that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A visit to the Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center provides a rare opportunity to see how an African American born into slavery persevered in spite of daunting circumstances. Pleasant Reed was not the only individual born a slave who later built his family a house with funds earned in the post-Civil War economy; but his home is one of the few that that can be identified with a particular African American builder and homeowner. Authentic items that were used by the Reed family in the late 19th and early 20th century are also on display.


The Native Guard: A Photographic History of Ship Island’s African American Regiment
Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center Gallery
Ongoing

Photographs from the collection of C. P. (“Kitty”) Weaver of Massachusetts from the diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels, supplemented by photographs provided by Isiah Edwards of Long Beach, Mississippi, record the history of the 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards that served for the Union at Ship Island in the Mississippi Sound. Passages from the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey were inspired by the history of the Native Guards.

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