This is a collage created to mark the occasion of Ora playing and signing the George Rodrigue (Blue Dog Artist) Million Dollar Steinway! The big surprise was the small number of signers...Billy Joel, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Randy Newman, Ronnie Cole, Irvin Mayfield, Rockin' Doopsie, Jr., and Pete Fountain...mostly New Orleaneans. It was an honor to have the opportunity to be included. Please visit the Rodrigue Gallery (730 Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter), see the piano and let them…
The Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson MS proudly opened an Italian Art exhibit titled “Brava Mississippi.” This exhibit features the work of Sicilian Sculptor/Painter, Mariano Pietrini and local artist Beth Dean. The exhibit will hang for one month and the highlight of the exhibition will be a Meet the Artists reception on May 12.
Mississippi Cultural Ambassador Ora Reed will introduce Jeffrey Yentz (Pen and Ink Artist) in his Premier Exhibition at the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, MS on Thursday, January 12, 2012. The Opening Reception for thie Exhibition will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Yentz, an Architect, is relatively new to Mississippi, and has taken the opportunity to travel around the state, embracing its beauty and history. He writes descriptive accounts of his finds, and renders an intricate Pen and…
Ora Reed's delightful fixation with butterflies is no coincidence
It seems as if they both share a kindred spirit of purpose and
Her golden chrysalis happens to be the Mississippi Delta where she
grew up in Greenville and Lexington, respectively. Just like the
butterfly, who makes its own silken cocoon in preparation for its
unknowing or maybe instinctive metamorphosis, Ms. Reed has been
preparing for her true calling since she was three years old.
Her mother's intuition…