Monday, August 28, 2017

MacGown Art at the Prairie Arts Festival - 2 September 2017

This Saturday, 2 September 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM, Joseph and Joe will once again have a booth full of art at the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi.  This will be our third consecutive year to participate in the show!  Come see us. We will be set up in the grassy area near the water fountain. We will be the jokers with the weird to semi weird art. Some originals and plenty of affordable prints. Thanks again to our friends at Chalet Arts for their wonderful framing and printing!! 

A 2 x 4 ft triptych on wood I have been working on! 
There is so much going on with the arts in our area lately! Awesome!! The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has a "Night Market" planned for this coming Friday evening, 1 September from 7 to 9 PM at the Fire Station Park on Russell Street. A $20 ticket will get you free food and beer samples, a few artsy vendors with be present, some local retailers, etc. Last year they had music, though it's unclear if they will this year. It a pregame sort of get-together, and lots of MSU Bulldog apparel clad fans are sure to be present. That same night, at Mary Holmes College in West Point will be the 22nd annual Black Prairie Blues Festival starting at 5:30 PM! You don't want to miss this wonderful event!!! On the same day as the arts festival in West Point there will be an art walk in Meridian, which we obviously can't do. On Thursday, 14 September, from 5:30-7 PM, the Starkville Area Arts Council will have a reception for the Abstract Show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville! Both Joseph and I will have 3 abstract pieces in this show for sale. The following day, Friday, 15 September, the Bulldog Bash will be happening in downtown Starkville with art, food, and other vendors present from 2 to 6 PM, then free music that evening!! We are planning on having some of our MacGown art there for that. The next Sunday Funday in the Cotton District is slated for 17 September from 12 to 6 PM. On Thursday, 28 September from 5 to 7 PM, we will be participating in the Columbus Artwalk. Thanks to our  friends at Books & Boards on Main Street for inviting us to set up in their Store. The following Saturday, 7 October, we will be back in Meridian for the art walk downtown from about 10 AM to 2 PM. Following the art walk, we will head a couple blocks over to the Meridian Museum of Art for their annual BiState Competition reception. I had two pieces accepted into that show. October and November look to be equally busy! 

"Here 4 you//Interdimensional larval caveman" by Joseph MacGown 

A few pieces on wood in progress by Joe MacGown

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday Funday August 27, 2017 in the Cotton District, Starkville, MS

Come join us for the next Sunday Funday tomorrow, 27 August 2017 from noon to 6 PM along Rue du Grand Fromage in the historic Cotton District of Starkville, MS. About 20 tents with local artists will be present, Scooter's Records will again be selling sweet vinyls, and we will have live music all afternoon showcasing some of our amazing local talent. Of course, our buds at Two Brother's Smoked Meats will open their doors with a limited menu and beer sales! 

Joe and Joseph MacGown

So come on out and spend a relaxing afternoon in the Cotton District looking at art and listening to music! Joseph and I will again have a tent full of art with a blend of affordable prints and originals! As always, we will have some new things to check out. Thanks again to Chalet Arts for their support, to The Greater Good Collective for the event, and to the Camp family for cooperation with the event, and to the local businesses involved such as Two Brother's Smoked Meats. 

Dog, by Joe A. MacGown

Eclipse Watcher by Joe A. MacGown

Artwork by Joseph H. MacGown

Artwork by Joseph H. MacGown