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Vicksburg’s own Randy Jolly joins artwork exhibition in Arkansas

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Randy Jolly. Photo by Kat Fitzpatrick from Randy Jolly's Facebook page.

Vicksburg’s own Randy Jolly, will be among the notable artists featured in a new exhibition in Arkansas.

 

Jolly is among a group of artists from Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee who were invited to display their works in Pine Bluff through early next year.

The 2019 Irene Rosenzweig Biennnial Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas from Oct. 10 to Jan. 4.

His piece “Urban Warrior” is part of the Arkansas exhibition, according to a press release from Mississippi College. Jolly used acrylic, aerosol paint, print ink, cloth and pencils to craft his 49-inch by 36-inch piece.

Jolly is an art instructor at Mississippi College who specializes in clay and works with a strong mixed-media influence. He teaches design, painting and drawing classes on the Clinton campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in education at Mississippi College. He joined the MC faculty in 2008.

Jolly also serves as president of the Vicksburg Art Association and was named Art Educator of the Year in 2017 by the Mississippi Art Education Association’s museum division.

“I am excited to be included in this national juried show,” Jolly told Mississippi College University News. “It is a great honor to have my work selected. This opportunity gives my work a chance to be seen by an expanded audience.”

The late Irene Rosenzweig, a prominent Pine Bluff resident, was an accomplished scholar and educator. She tutored President Franklin Roosevelt’s family during their time in the White House. A benefactor of charities in and around Pine Bluff, Rosenzweig died in October 1997 at the age of 94.

The biennial art exhibition named in her honor supports the permanent collection of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.

Artwork in the exhibit includes paintings, drawings, original prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and photography.

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BREAKING – Vicksburg-Warren schools will not open Friday

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After a specially called board meeting, the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees announced it will not open schools for in-person classes Friday as scheduled.

Superintendent Chad Shealy cited a shortage of janitorial staff due to COVID-19. “The cleaning has not been up to the standard we needed it to be,” he said. “We [also] had a shortage of PPEs.”

Shealy went on to indicate that construction was also not on schedule adding to the issues facing the in-person opening of the schools.

The board is discussing the opening date and how best to handle it.

Monday, Aug. 17, is the new date to open schools for the fall semester.

Stay tuned to the Vicksburg Daily News for the latest information.

 

 

 

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Two vehicle accident on 61 South – use caution

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There is a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61 South at Dana Road with injuries.

The roadway is blocked at this time. The Vicksburg Police and other first responders are working to treat the injured and maintain the safety of the roadway.

Please use caution in the area and if possible, take another route for the next few minutes.

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