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July 2 - August 3

in The Albert Duckett Gallery

Virtuosi: Trailer McQuilkin and Bill Myers

A virtuoso is an artist whose technical accomplishments are so pronounced as to dazzle the public. That definition fits when describing two of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's most dazzling artists. Bill Myers and Trailer McQuilkin. Known for their attention to detail, it is the level of skill and craft that ties Myers and McQuilkin together.

Trailer McQuilkin uses sheets of copper, copper wire, oil paints and natural materials to craft life like wildflowers. He creates each documentary sculpture with uncompromising attention to accurate details down to the tiniest fibers and even the occasional insect-bitten leaf.

Bill Myers works in mixed media. From sculptures to drawings, all are built of layers of material and meaning. He will amaze you with his thought provoking work and clever way of interpreting the world around him.


Admission is free to the public





Saturday, August 9 - 7:00 pm

Thacker Mountain Radio

Thacker Mountain Radio returns the stage of the Mary C to record yet another wonderful show for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Enjoy being a part of this popular radio show while enjoying the historic atmosphere of the Mary C theater. Musical guests for this show include Libby Rae Watson and Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child". The literary guest will be author and book critic John Sledge. Jim Dees will be hosting the show with the swinging house band, the Yalobushwhackers will be playing.

(Guest lineup may change without prior notice)

Tickets: $12.00 Reserved Seating


Friday, August 15, 7:00pm

Times Ain’t Like They Used To Be
Acoustic House Party & Traveling Road Show

General Admission Tickets: $10

“Times Ain’t Like They Used To Be” Acoustic House Party & Traveling Road Show is a collaboration between four veteran roots and blues musicians. Rambling Steve Gardner, solo artist and member of the JERICHO ROAD SHOW, grew up near Pocahontas, MS. and is now based in Tokyo, Japan. Libby Rae Watson, solo artist and member of the Liberaetors from the MS Gulf Coast, helped start the very first Mississippi Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS. in 1977. Wes Lee, born in Alabama making Mississippi his home since 1995, combines blues, soul, folk and funk to bring listeners what he calls “traditional with a twist”. Bill Steber, from Centerville, TN, founder of the JAKE LEG STOMPERS Jug Band and the electrified duo, the HOODO MEN, plays his brand of traditional roots and blues music on everything from the saw and harmonica to the banjo-ukelee and National Guitar.

The Acoustic House Party & Traveling Road Show is a combined short set of solo performances by each of the artist and some combined duo efforts, along with a closing set in which all four members share the stage. All four musicians play National Reso-phonic Guitars and arch top guitars of one kind or another, while Rambling Steve Gardner and Bill Steber add harmonica, saw, banjo-ukelee, kazoo and washboard to the ensemble. This show is family friendly and “Big Leg Fun” at its best.

General Admission Tickets: $10



Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Vienna Boys' Choir

The Vienna Boys' Choir is a choir of long-standing tradition; it is one of the oldest boys' choirs not attached to a church or a college. It was the choir attached to the Austrian court; its roots go back to the 13th century, but records from the early phases are tenuous and scarce. In the late 15th century, the choir was part of the court music of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, who moved the court from Innsbruck to Vienna and thus is credited with the foundation of the Chapel Imperial.

We are so honored to have this historic choir perform in our beautiful theater. Enjoy a night of classical music as performed by these highly talented youths.






The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education    1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564    228.818.2878    228.818.2886 fax   info@themaryc.org