Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Recent and Upcoming MacGown Art Showings!

Second Saturday Pop Up Art Show 

This past Saturday, March 10 we again showcased some of our art at the Second Saturday Pop Up Show held at the Pop Porium in Starkville, MS! This event is starting to grow with more vendors expressing interest to participate and with more people coming to view and buy art!! Thanks so much to Pop Porium owner Rosa Dalomba for allowing us to take over her store on the second Saturday of each month to do this! And thanks to Chalet Arts for their wonderful printing and framing of our art! 

Folks checking out art, shirts, and jams! 

Luisa Porter at the Kid's table

Postcards by Joe and Joseph MacGown, printed at Chalet Arts in Starkville

Joe MacGown drawing, Ella dancing on the sidewalk! 

Visionary Art Award Exhibition in Moscow, Russia (March 27 - April 1, 2018)

I was invited to put three pieces of art by organizer Oleg Korolev to put three pieces of mine in the upcoming Visionary Art Exhibition in Moscow, Russia. Because it prohibitively difficult for me to send originals of my bigger pieces, I have sent digital images which will be printed full size and hung in the Show. The works I will have in the show are Convergence, Pentamerous Archetypes, and As Above, So Below. Some of the other artists involved include Oleg Korolev, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Martina Hoffmann, A. Andrew Gonzalez, Daniel Mirante, Amanda Sage, Shahla Rosa, and Brigid Marlin.

More Info: The international project " Visionary Art Award" will be held in the historical center of Moscow city, at one of the best Moscow exhibition grounds - in the "Moscow House of Artists".The dates of the exhibition: March 27 - April 1, 2018. 

Moscow House of Artists 

Pentamerous Archetypes, by Joe MacGown

Convergence, by Joe MacGown

As Above, So Below, by Joe MacGown 

Queer Art Market (March 24)

We will be set up with two tents choc full of weird MacGown art at the first ever Queer Art Market in Starkville, MS. This will take place at the Fire Station Park at the intersection of Russell and Lampkin Streets from 8 AM to Noon on March 24. A Pride parade will follow the art market. For more info on this event and/or how to be a vendor go the Queer Art Market page on the Starkville Pride website. 

Meridian Art Walk (April 7, 2018)

Joseph and I will return to Meridian, MS to participate in the Meridian ArtWalk on April 7, 2018 from 8 AM to 1 PM in front of Union Station! I will be the featured artist at this event, so come out and see what I have to say about art and life and check out some art!

Flyer for the Meridian Artwalk! 

Twisted Fairy Show (
April 13, 2018)

MacGown Art will fit right in at the Twisted Fairy Show planned for Friday the 13th from 7 to 10 PM in downtown Meridian, MS inside the Elagance Ballroom Dance and Fitness Studio on Front Street. In addition to our weirdness, there will be a plethora of other trippy folks selling their wares! You won't want to miss this event! 

Some twisted fairies by Joe A. MacGown

Second Saturday Pop Up Art Show (April 14, 2018)

Yes! Another Second Saturday Pop Up Show at the Pop Porium in Starkville, MS from noon til 6PM. Don't miss out on seeing the wonderful variety of local art that will be here! 

The Montgomerys checking out some MacGown Art at a Second Saturday event

Cotton District Arts Festival (
April 21, 2018)

MacGown Art will be set up in two tents this year at the Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville, MS, which will take place on April 21, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM! Coinciding with Super Bulldog Weekend, this year's festival promises to be the biggest ever! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with the selection of art at our tents or in the festival in general! 

Joe and Joseph MacGown at the 2017 Cotton District Arts Festival 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

MacGown Art in the Golden Triangle, thanks to our supporters!!

My trippy art boy Joseph MacGown and I stay busy with our art. We both create art every day, pushing, exploring, creating, playing. Of course, as a result we have art building up! So, we are finding ways to display and to sell our original art and reproductions. I have to say, our local area has become more and more receptive to art! Even to our weird art. Not everyone of course, but our experiences have been mostly positive! So, thanks Starkville and Golden Triangle! 

Luisa Porter and Joe MacGown at 929 Coffee Pop Up Show

MacGown Art at the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point

MacGown Art at Earth Day at Ricks

Art party at the MacGown's place in Sessums

MacGown Art, talk and show at the Gumtree Gallery in Tupelo

MacGown Art at Sunday Funday in the Cotton District

MacGowns hanging Joseph MacGown's art at the Columbus Art Gallery
Starkville does have a huge and serious problem in that we do not have a city art gallery, and boy, this really bothers me. Fortunately, ALL of the surrounding towns and colleges in our area do have galleries where we can exhibit. So thanks West Point, Columbus, Tupelo, MSU, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi University for Women, East Mississippi Community College, and others! But gosh dang it Starkville Arts Council – get a gallery. Luckily in Starkville,  a bunch of local businesses have come through to fill this void and have opened their doors to local artists putting art in there. These business owners are fantastic! At the top of the list is Chalet Arts who does more to promote and aid local artists than anyone else! Also a big shout out to the Camp family who are at the center of supporting arts in the Cotton District!  Here are some of the top local businesses who are supporting the arts (not in any particular order): The Pop Porium (allows pop up shows and lets us hang art permanently), the Starkville Book Mart and Cafe (pop up shows, local artists and authors have their work there - Joseph and I have postcards there),  929 Coffee (pop up show, and recently the under 40 show), Scooters Records (Joseph MacGown has art hanging on the walls and prints for sale), Commodore Bob's (all the art on the walls is mine), the Serendipity Hippie (local artists have work there), Moe's Barbeque (local art on the wall), Bin 612 (local art on walls), City Bagel (local art), Rick's Cafe (pop up shows, weekly live painting and sales events, etc.), Two Brothers Smoked Meats (have bought art and were big supporters of Sunday Funday), and the Veranda (owner Jay Yates is a huge supporter of the arts). 
MacGown Postcards at the Book Mart

MacGown Art at the Pop Porium

MacGown art at Commodore Bobs

MacGown Art at Rick's Cafe

Joseph MacGown's art at 929 Coffee

Joseph MacGown's art at Scooter's Records

MacGown Art at the Cotton District Festival

MacGown Art at the Bulldog Bash (downtown Starkville)

MacGown Art at the Depot Gallery on MSU Campus (a few years ago)