Thursday, August 07, 2014

2 Blocks - 2 Galleries...

Join us Friday, August 8 from 7 PM to 9 PM.


The Attic Gallery is partnering with the HC Porter Gallery for the first ever

2 Blocks - 2 Galleries.

It's art, food, libation, & music right here on Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg. The dozens of artists represented at the two venues have created work inspired by the theme: Summertime Hues. 
Come see what they have done and join the party.

Live music at the Porter Gallery by Osgood & Blaque.

Lee H. & the Boone Brothers will be performing at the Attic Gallery.

the Attic is at 1101 Washington Street
HC Porter Gallery is located at 1216 Washington Street

Monday, September 23, 2013

Interiors/Exteriors coming to the Attic Gallery

We are celebrating our 42nd anniversary of the Attic Gallery with a theme show by some of our favorite artists. The theme is

Interiors/Exteriors 

and will open on

Friday, October 4 

from 7 to 9 PM at the 

Attic Gallery at 

1101 Washington Street 

in downtown Vicksburg.


Jamie Tate: Impilai

Paul Fayard: Walkers


Look for new work by:

Sam Beibers
Jean Blue
Anne Campbell
Cherie Clark
Tony Davenport
Anthony DiFatta
Paul Fayard
Kathy Gergo
Elayne Goodman
Will Jacks
Ky Johnston
Randy Jolly
Ron Koehler
Ellen Langford
Ron Lindsey
George Ann McCullough
Jerrod Partridge
Poor Julia
Dale Rayburn
Earl Simmons
Jamie Tate
Lesley Silver
James Smithhart


Rashomon Coming to the Strand

Join us at the Strand Theatre at 717 Clay Street for our first film of the 2013 Fall season. Akira Kurosawa's classic: Rashomon will play on Saturday, September 28 at 7 PM. $5 advance tickets may be purchased online at westsidetheatrefoundation.com or at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg. Tickets at the door: $7. 601 529 7252

Friday, April 12, 2013

Strand presents Charles Burnett - Vicksburg born filmmaker

The Westside Theatre Foundation is presenting A Weekend with Charles Burnett (the man and his films ) April 26, 27, & 28 at the Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg.

Writer/director Charles Burnett, was born in Vicksburg in 1944. As a young man, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, returning to the South periodically to visit relatives. Daniel Boone, film programmer for the Strand Cinema recently said, “bringing Charles Burnett home to Vicksburg has been a longtime dream of mine. He deserves our attention. Even though most of his films are not set in the South, they are informed by his connections to Vicksburg, and they give us insight into our home and its people. I am excited about the possibility of the community recognizing one of our artists.”

His first feature, Killer of Sheep (1978) was one of the first 50 films to be selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, and was chosen by the National Society of Film Critics, as one of the 100 Essential Films. He was the recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant in 1988, and the IMDB says of him: “(Burnett is) ...considered one of America’s greatest filmmakers...” Milestone Films, distributor of some of his films, describes his work this way: “Charles Burnett’s films focus on everyday life in black communities in a manner unseen in American cinema, combining incredibly lyrical elements with a starkly neo-realist, documentary-style approach that chronicles the unfolding story with depth and riveting simplicity.”

Programs at the Strand include screenings of 4 feature length films as well as shorts and a compilation of excerpts from the work of this celebrated director. Mr. Burnett will share insights about his life and work at discussion sessions at the screenings Friday and Saturday.

Friday, April 26 A Conversation with the Director 7:30 PM - The Strand
An interview with Mr. Burnett will be punctuated by some of his short films and lluminated by clips and trailers from his features. Immediately following the program the audience will convene in the lobby to meet and visit with Mr. Burnett and enjoy dessert.

Saturday, April 27 - 5:30 PM (Supper & a film)
Killer of Sheep(1978) “...one of the most famous and acclaimed films by an African-American filmmaker.” - Milestone Films Stan is doing his jobs: husband, father, employee at a slaughterhouse. But isn’t there more to life? After the film the director will answer questions and join the audience for a buffet supper in the lobby..

Saturday, April 27 - 7 PM (Supper & Film)
To Sleep with Anger (1990) “Harry Mention (Danny Glover), an old friend from the rural south, arrives on the doorstep of a Los Angeles family, wreaking subtle and not-so-subtle havoc on their lives. The family is headed by a retired farmer (Paul Butler) and his midwife spouse (Mary Alice), whose two married sons (Carl Lumbly and Richard Brooks) are in constant conflict.” - The Chicago Reader This screening will be preceded by a buffet supper with the director, who will introduce the film. Film will start at 8 PM

Sunday, April 28 - 5 PM (Film only)
My Brother's Wedding(1983) “...a tragic comedy that takes place in South Central Los Angeles. The story focuses on a young man who hasn't made much of his life as of yet, and at a crucial point in his life, he is unable to make the proper decision, a sober decision, a moral decision.” - Charles Burnett.

Sunday, April 28 - 7 PM (Film only)
The Annihilation of Fish ((1999) “...touching yet hilarious...The efforts of widowed landlady Mrs. Mulroone (Margot Kidder) and her oddball senior citizen tenants Fish (James Earl Jones) and Poinsettia Cummings (Lynn Redgrave) to combat loneliness and find a reason to keep on living are the themes of this brave, absurdly ridiculous, yet heartwarming golden years romantic comedy.” - Film Threat (This film is unreleased and will be shown by special arrangement with the rights holder.)

For more information or online ticketing: westsidetheatrefoundation.com. Advance tickets also available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse at 1101 Washington Street. (601 529 7252).

Thursday, March 07, 2013

From these hills...a theme show


The Attic Gallery

presents

From these hills...a theme show

We like to start each year with a theme show. We asked our artists to think about hills. Join us in our loft in downtown Vicksburg to see the results:

 paintings, photography, fabrics, sculpture, collage...



Hill of King - by Paul Fayard





New work by



Keith Alford
Suzy Altman
Lane Berg
Jean Blue
Anne Campbell
Tony Davenport
Tony Difatta
Paul Fayard
Martha Ferris
Kathy Gergo
Elayne Goodman
Mary Hardy
Cat Hegman
Kennith Humphrey
Will Jacks
Randy Jolly
Ellen Langford
Ron Lindsey
Keith Matthews
Georgeann McCullough
Patt Odom
Poor Julia
Lesley Silver
Earl Simmons
James Smithhart
Jamie Tate
Wyatt Waters
Patt Odom
 

7 PM to 9 PM

Friday, March 15

the Attic Gallery

1101 Washington Street

downtown Vicksburg 

601 638 9221
Jammie Tate - Dreamcatcher
 
and check out
 
 







Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Attic Gallery says Small is good...

Support your favorite small business.


This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

The Attic Gallery is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.


Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

2 Visions: Katalin Gergo & Jamie Tate




The Attic Gallery


2 Visions: Landscapes by



Katalin Gergo & Jamie Tate

Friday, November 16



from 7 PM to 9 PM
 
Painting by Jamie Tate

Jamie Tate & Katalin Gergo are looking at Mississippi and bringing their visions to the Attic. Come see how these 2 distinct talents fill our living room with art.
Painting by Katalin Gergo
 
Attic Gallery
1101 Washington Street

Monday, October 01, 2012

Come to the Attic for Time

Join us at the Attic Gallery Friday, October 12 from 7 to 9 PM for

Time


(High Time by Jean Blue)

a theme show featuring paintings and more by
Lane Berg
Jean Blue
Anne Campbell
Rob Cooper
Wemdy Eddleman
Paul Fayard
Sandra Halat
Mary Hardy
Jerrie Glasper
Elayne Goodman
Kennith Humphrey
Ellen Langford
Ron Lindsey
Patt Odom
Poor Julia
Susie Ranager
Earl Simmons
Cliff Speaks
Jamie Tate
Wyatt Waters
As we age, as we get more involved in the community and family there  is one element that becomes more elusive: time.
This year the Attic has chosen Time for our theme. Hopefully these artists interpretations will help us in our everyday lives as we struggle with time.
Time
Someting we Confront every day.
Our lives Revovlve around it.
It Limits us.
It also can give us Liberties..
Clocks are everywhere,
And our lives are dictated by the movement of these minutes.
How do artists deal with time?
How can they help us in processing it?
Come discover the answers.

The opening is Friday, October 12 from 7 - 9 PM upstairs in our living room.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Paintings by George Ann McCullough

                                             Four & Twenty

 


Nest

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Earl's Art Shop Destroyed by Fire (again)

Our dear friend, Earl Wayne Simmons, Bovina Mississippi folk artist, has suffered the loss of his home by fire a second time.

A web site has been created with information about Earl, his work, his Art Shop, the fire and more. Helpearlsimmons.org

And a Paypal link has been setup for contributions toward getting Earl new shelter.

Earl has lost all his possessions to this fire. Gift cards to places like Walmart, Kroger or other supermarkets, fast food places, Home Depot could be sent or brought to the Attic Gallery for us to get into his hands quickly.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Roots 2012: a theme show...

The Attic's got Roots! (a theme show)
Friday, March 2
from 7 PM to 9 PM



David Lambert's Saturday Night



Anne Campbell's painting and collage Anne Campbell fabric collage and painting on canvas


Paul Fayard's Sarah's Roots

Paul Fayard's Sarah's Roots

Jean Blue's Convergence



Kennith Humphrey's Ashes to Ashes


Cathy Hegman painting




Painting by Jamie Tate Jamie Tate's Crux



Lesley Silver's From My Roots Lesley Silver's My Roots



Rob Coopr Glass Panel Rob Cooper's glass panel



Quilt by Rhonda Blasingame Rhonda Blasingame's quilt



The Attic Gallery's got Roots!

Friday, March 2

from 7 PM to 9 PM



We like to start each year with a theme show. We asked our artists to create something about roots. Join us in our new loft in downtown Vicksburg to see the results: paintings, photography, fabrics, sculpture, collage...


by

Sam Biebers
Lane Berg
Rhonda Blasingame
Jean Blue
Anne Campbell
Rob Cooper
Fletcher Cox
Anthony DiFatta
Tony Davenport
Wendy Eddleman
Paul Fayard
Kathy Gergo
Elayne Goodman
Mary Hardy
Cathy Hegman
Kennith Humphrey
Randy Jolly
David Lambert

Ellen Langford
Ron Lindsey
George Ann McCullough
Patt Odom
Poor Julia
Lesley Silver
Earl Simmons
James Smithhart
Jamie Tate

Vidal Blankenstein


(And... Call Sally at Main Street Market Cafe to make dinner reservations before the show. She and Chris want me to remind you that it's BYOB. 601 634 8088)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

40 Years Celebration - Friday, Oct 14 - 7 to 9 PM



(Kennith Humphrey's Unemployment Line 6 is number 6)




Join us Friday, October 14 from 7 to 9 PM to celebrate 40 years of the Attic Gallery in downtown Vicksburg. We will be hanging a show of forty pieces of art created for the occasion by forty artist who have a history with the Attic. Each was given a number from one to forty as a starting point. There will be paintings, photography, collage, glass, metalwork, wood, and more.




David Lambert's
(David Lambert's Hit Me is number fifteen)


The show also celebrates the Attic's standing as Mississippi's most enduring gallery.


(Cathy Hegman's Alice's Eleven is number eleven)


The event will be hosted on the third floor of the Attic Gallery building at 1101 Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg. For the past two years Lesley and Daniel (owners of the Attic) labored to convert the third floor space into a residence. This show will be the first time they have opened their new home to the public since they moved in at the beginning of this past summer.





(Jean Blue's painting is number seven)


"During our design process, it was always a priority to make the space friendly not only for us to live in, but to host art openings like this one," Lesley said. "For us it wouldn't be a good home unless it was a place to share art."



(Ron Lindsey's One Day on the Corner of Oak and Bowmar is number one)



(Carol & Fletcher Cox's Wing Spreaders is number 38)



Participating artists are:
1 Ron Lindsey
2 Poor Julia
3 Earl Simmons
4 Martha Ferris
5 Ellen Langford
6 Kennith Humphrey
7 Jean Blue
8 Patt Odom
9 Kathy Gergo
10 Jamie Tate
11 Cathy Hegman
12 Vidal Blankenstein
13 Euphus Ruth
14 Ron Koehler
15 David Lambert
16 Mary Hardy
17 Vicki Nicolette
18 Keith Alford
19 Lane Berg
20 Suzi Altman
21 Tony Difatta
22 Susie Ranager
23 Pat Brown
24 Anne Campbell
25 Rhonda Blasingame
26 Wendy Edelman
27 Dale Rayburn
28 James Smithhart
29 Deanna Douglas
30 Will Jacks
31 Rob Cooper
32 Mamie Joe
33 Elayne Goodman
34 Georgeanne McCullough
35 Randy Jolly
36 Daniel Boone
37 Alex Boerner and Deborah Silver
38 Carol & Fletcher Cox
39 Andy Young
40 Lesley Silver



(Rob Cooper's glass panel Halloween Love is number thirty one)