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The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian celebrates opening of art installation by Meridian native Cecelia Moseley

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Meridian, MS. The Mississippi Children’s Museum Meridian (MCMMeridian) is opening a temporary art installation on Sunday, Oct. 3 as part of Dyslexia Awareness Month programming at the museum. Artist
Cecelia Moseley will share her personal dyslexia story and how it shapes her art, as well as guide children through a handson art demonstration.

Moseley’s permanent installation “Assortment” is funded through a grant made possible by the Meridian Council for the Arts. On Sunday, Oct. 3, from 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m., MCMMeridian will dedicate Assortment and open to the public Moseley’s temporary outdoor installation on the event plaza at the museum. Moseley’s work intends to bring awareness to dyslexia by giving the viewer the feeling of having dyslexia. It depicts the struggles and reflects the frustrations of a person with dyslexia in order to create a better understanding of dyslexia for the viewer. Moseley’s hope is that through awareness society can better assist a dyslexic person who needs intervention and accommodation.

“Dyslexia impacts 20% of our population and is the most common learning disorder; we need to be equipped to recognize it and provide the tools to overcome its challenges,” states Elizabeth Wilson, MCMMeridian Executive Director. Cecelia’s work provides a glimpse of the world through the lens of dyslexia. Her installation articulates the challenges in a creative, smart, and powerful way; it is beautiful and insightful.”

Moseley will spend the afternoon from 2:00 4:00 p.m. leading multiple 30minute handson art demonstrations as part of MCMMeridian’s Visiting Artist series. As the inaugural artist in the series, funded through a grant from the East MS Community Foundation, Moseley will inspire children to create their own alphabet sculpture. Tickets to MCMMeridian’s Visiting Artist series are $10 per person and free for members (all guests must be accompanied by a child). For event details, please visit: https://mschildrensmuseum.org/event/visitingartistseriesceceliamosely/

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