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From Idea to Icon: the Origin of an Artwork: Rebecca Alston    

January 16 – April 18, 2020 in The Duckett Gallery

Rebecca Alston has explored the concept and meaning of color as well as the world of bio forms from molecular to tectonic. She allows the image to speak with all of its implications — psychologically, environmentally, and musically.  She has had over twenty solo exhibitions in New York, in Japan, in Kansas and Mississippi, some of which have encompassed environmental and public art.  Her numerous group exhibitions have covered the United States as well as London.

See some of Rebecca Alston’s at the below links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Artist/Rebecca-Alston-Studio-127508463953752/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-b-alston-575b9311

Mississippi Women in the Arts Exhibit

Feather and Fortress II

April 23 – June 19, 2020 in The Duckett Gallery

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. the world’s only major museum solely dedicated to celebrating the creative contributions of women, champions women through the arts by collecting, exhibiting, researching, and creating programs that advocate for equity and shine a light on excellence.

Founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, NMWA celebrates the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The museum’s collection features over 4700 works from the 16th century to the present created by over 1000 artists.

The Mississippi State Committee was begun in 1998 by Gladys Kemp Lisanby and was one of the first state committees in the organizational structure designed by NMWA to include the whole United States and several countries of the world. Through the MSC, Mississippi artists have had their work archived at NMWA and been recognized in their exhibitions.

Every year, artists are invited to showcase their work at different locations over the state. This year the showcase returns after four years to the Duckett Gallery at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center with Feather and Fortress II, April 23 – June 19, 2020. Here are works in different mediums from across the state that gives one a glimpse of the strength of the visual arts in the hands of Mississippi women.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mississippi-State-Committee-of-the-National-Museum-of-Women-in-the-Arts-169325326757295/photos/