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NEWSLETTER

MEETINGS

GENERAL MEETING
DATE: Sep 15, 2017
LOCATION: Lt. Ben McNair Center
TIME: 6:30pm

EVENTS

Olde Tyme Christmas

Olde Tyme Christmas

Dec 9, 5:00pm - Dec 10, 9:00pm

Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Map

The Hattiesburg Downtown Association, in partnership with Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the City of Hattiesburg and VisitHattiesburg, is hosting an “Olde Tyme Christmas” event filled with holiday festivities Dec. 9 & 10, 2017. Local residents and visitors are invited downtown to attend the weekend of events.

FREE Grove Transit Shuttle will be available between various marked parking lots for Walthall, Open Houses and Downtown. Refreshments will be for sale in the Walthall, including hot chocolate, coffee, chili, and baked goods!

Schedule of Activities:

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
18,000 luminaries will light the sidewalks throughout the Historic Neighborhood and Downtown.

Carriage rides will circle through the neighborhood leaving the Walthall (600 Rebecca Ave.) starting at 5 p.m. and continuing until 9 p.m. Each will take 15-20 minutes. Tickets for the carriage rides will be $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and will be sold only at the Walthall both days.

Holiday Tour of Homes will feature historic homes and the Masonic Lodge. The Tour of Homes will run Saturday and Sunday from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Tickets available at the Walthall.

Bay Street Presbyterian Church (202 Short Bay St.), which is the oldest surviving church structure in the city, will host an “Old Fashioned Carol Sing” with the pipe organ on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 6 p.m. carol singing on the front porch.

"Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All" holiday window displays throughout downtown.

SATURDAY ONLY:
Court Street United Methodist Church (609 Southern Ave.) presents the Victorian Christmas Café on Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per plate, $20.00 for family of five. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in the chapel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and there will be a Live Manger Scene Petting Zoo. Contact courtstreetumc@bellsouth.net or call 601.583.1711 for ticket information.

Sacred Heart Church is hosting Christmas Carolers on the Steps from 6 to 7 p.m.

The "Brew HoHo Celebration" kicks off at the Historic Saenger Theater at 9 p.m. This ticketed event benefits the Hub City Players.

Jingle Jam: Music in the Park is at Town Square Park from 5 to 9 p.m.

Front Street Holiday Market is from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

The South Mississippi Art Association is hosting its 41st Annual Holiday Art Show at the Historic Train Depot from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

HAC’s Open Studio on Front Street will host artist Nicole Clinton.
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December Art Show

December Art Show

Dec 9, 1:30pm - Dec 9, 8:30pm

Hattiesburg Train Depot
308 Newman St
Hattiesburg, MS  39401 Map

Join us in downtown Hattiesburg for our 41st Annual December Art Show which will be happening December 1:30 - 8:30! The exhibition will showcase artworks across various mediums by some of your favorite local artists. Should you see something you like, the artworks in the exhibition will be up for sale. This is a free public event so do drop by and bring guests! There will be other exciting holiday attractions going on downtown we're sure you'll enjoy as well.

For more information contact us.
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Plein Air Film

Plein Air Film

Nov 14, 6:30pm - Nov 14, 7:20pm

Lt. Ben Mcnair Recreation Center
Hattiesburg, MS  39401 Map

Gary Delancy has discovered a good film about plein air painting. Come to the monthly meeting on 11/14 to watch the film as a group. Who knows, maybe popcorn will be involved!!... ExpandSee Less

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Featured Artist

Artist Name: Christian Koerber

ARTIST STATEMENT: When growing up, I had to learn to put away childish things to become an adult, but I only kept those childish things in my spirit to make good art. If we don’t have a moment of silliness, life gets harder. My work is what keeps me alive and happy because it is magic. When you create art you are making magic to the world to believe.

MY CURRENT BODY OF WORK: I have always had a passion for cartooning. I am not much a painter so my talent realizes on the pencil. My art is transposed on to a t-shirt and it gives me the joy to see people wearing my art. Typically the subject matter of my art consists of characters that I create. A dream of mine is to have my own animated series.

MY INSPIRATION: As a kid spending so much time watching cartoons has influenced what I enjoy creating. I view the world as outlined figures as if life is a cartoon. Some of my biggest influences are Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons, and the teachers in school who never gave up on me.

MY MATERIALS: Pencil on sketch paper is my preferred medium. To enhance the drawing I often use charcoal, sharpie, pens, and ink.

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