Six southern artists creating in textiles, small-batch or one-of-a-kind wearable clothing, hats and handmade jewelry are presenting their individual art forms in a gallery exhibit titled “ADORN” at the Northwest Art Gallery on Northwest Mississippi Community College’s main campus.
The exhibit kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 2, with an opening reception, and will conclude on Friday, Sept. 24.
The exhibit features work from artists Judy Bales, Pat Brown, Angi Cooper, Kerr Grabowski, Jan Haynes, and Jennifer Brissette Stuvee. Currently, according to the exhibit’s organizers, handmade garments and jewelry are seeing a renewed appreciation as more people are questioning mass production objects and looking to the human aspect of creating.
“This exhibit is made up of six women artists who are involved in ‘making,’” said Brown, lead artist and curator of the show. “Clothing dyed with plants and hand-sewn, loom-woven wraps, copper jewelry, silkscreened garments, themed hats and headdresses, and avant-garde mixed media wearables fit for a fashion runway will be on display.”
The Northwest Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a free exhibit that is open to the public.