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February 2015

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17th Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show

February 4-March 15

A six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event highlighting some the sport's finest equine athletes from across the nation! With approximately 1000 horses exhibiting and 12,000 spectators, this is the largest hunter/jumper show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Spectators attend free of charge Sunday of each week!

The horse show itself has three all-weather rings close to each other for exceptional viewing, a large beautiful grass field, and a covered arena with bleachers! Visitors are right in the middle of everything that is going on! Watching these graceful "beauties" compete is an experience!

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2010
Received special recognition from United States Hunter Jumper Assn (USHJA) with a Members Choice Award
USHJA Members Choice Award for 2014

  • Date(s): 02/04/2015 - 03/15/2015
  • Times: 2 pm Every Sunday
  • Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Janet McCarroll - Gulf Coast Winter Series Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 832-3691 or (843) 768-5503
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing

February 27-28

The world's most popular and spectacular monster truck series returns bigger and better than ever! Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, as seen on Speed Channel, features the world's premier monster trucks competing in head to head racing and amazing freestyle with sky wheelies, cyclone style donuts and big air!

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: Friday 7:30pm, Two Shows Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Ticket prices starting at $20 ($5 parking fee)

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Intermediate Calligraphy

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, and 18

Intermediate Calligraphy is for those who have the basic knowledge and skill level to continue their growth in calligraphic art. Five 2.5 hour sessions are tailored to individual student's needs. New font styles, layout and presentation, illumination, and practical commercial uses of calligraphy are among the topics covered.

Instructor Mark Hartsfield will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00. 

  • Date(s): 02/18/2015 - 03/18/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Basic Calligraphy

February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19

Basic Calligraphy is an introduction to the techniques required to master beautiful writing. There is a brief discussion of the history / significance of calligraphy, but the course will concentrate on the practical side of the art. Five 2.5 hour sessions guide students through Chancery Cursive alphabet and basic layout. Two practical layout assignments and a frame worthy piece complete the course.

Instructor Mark Hartsfield will provide materials for the first class. Students will receive a supply list for the remaining classes - approximately $10.00. 

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/19/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $100 Members / $110 Non-Members

Fundamentals of Photography

February 19, 26 & March 5

In this class students will learn about technical and aesthetic fundamentals of photography. Topics to be covered include: camera operations, different lenses and how the lenses interact with the camera, filters, lighting (both natural and flash). Composition, rule of thirds, cropping, and framing, as well as the proper handling of your camera will be looked at during the course of this class.

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $120 members / $130 non-members

Poetry Roundtable

February 19 & March 5

It is the roundtable's job to see the masterpiece inside every piece of writing and to help the writer bring it out. A three hour workshop for writers off all levels. Beginners will learn fundamentals and advanced students will be challenged to elevate their craft. Each student will bring one poem to be workshopped. Students send their work out in advance so everyone participating has had a chance to read and comment upon the workshop poems.

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Sewing for Easter

February 19, 24, 26

Dressing up for Easter? Let us help you dress up with these creative sewing projects: a purse, a coin purse, a table runner and some bunnies to adorn your table. This class is open to beginning and intermediate students.

Instructors: Becky Rutz and Gloria Gaines

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $145 members/$155 non-members (fee includes supplies and 3 lunches)

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

February 21& 28

Play on the wheels and see if pottery is your new hobby. OOMA staff will help you create two pots to keep, and they will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. OOMA will ship your work if you live out of town.  

  • Date(s): 02/21/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: Feb. 21-10:30am-12:30pm; Feb.28-2pm-4pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $25 (Ages 14 & up)

Artistic Method and Fun 101

February 24, March 3, 10, 17

Learn the ropes, or in this case brushes, colors, composition and balance. Follow along as Dustin Porta paints in acrylics, colorful expressive marine life and ocean scenes or strike out on your own and create your own image with the help and guidance of a professional artist. Learn, not just how to add different elements, but why? Also learn what makes for a well balanced image, and what gives a painting that finished, professional appearance. Along the way you'll learn the tips and tricks that Dustin has picked up in his travels, share stories and have a good time.

$170 members / $180 non-members (includes $25 supply fee and 4 lunches)
$130 members / $140 non-members (includes supply fee)

  • Date(s): 02/24/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm; 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878

Beaded Jewelry Making Workshop

During this 4 - hour session, students will learn different techniques to design and create a variety of beautiful jewelry using crystals, glass beads, sterling silver charms, etc. Select your colors and designs from a huge selection of high quality beads, charms, and findings. You will learn how to attach the clasps for a professional finish and show off your one-of-a-kind pieces.
We will use sturdy nylon-coated stainless steel wire. During the first two hours, we will be creating jewelry for the Mary C. Gift Shop. During the second part of the workshop, you will create a set of necklace and earrings to take home and wear. Swarovski, Czech crystals, cultured pearls, and natural stones will be available for your designs. Jewelry supplies include sterling silver charms and spacers. All supplies and tools are provided and included in the fee. Lunch is included in this workshop.

  • Date(s): 02/24/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Times: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $35 members/$45 non-members (supplies & lunch included)

Anyone Can Create Great Art

February 25, March 4, 11, 18

Students will bring in examples of their favorite paintings and images. Working together, the class will plan our own painting that incorporates all the elements of these masterworks. We will talk about what makes a powerful image and how to best create it on canvas. We will identify which aspects of "great" paintings make them seem beyond our reach, and how easy it can be to bring these elements into our own work.

$170 members; $180 non-members (includes $25 supply fee and 4 lunches)
$130 members; $140 non-members (includes $25 supply fee)

 

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 03/18/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878

4th Annual Senior Chili Cook Off

February 26

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch for a $1. Taste and vote in the "People's Choice Award" for the best Chili Recipe in the County. Enjoy entertainment and door prizes and lunch from Ms. Bea's kitchen that will include soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts for $1 each.

For event details or sponsorship registration information please call Pascagoula Senior Center, 228-769-8329, or email cfinley@gchc.com or mjcaver@cityofpascagoula.com or jjohnson@camellia.com. With the American Cancer Society, this event is presented by Camellia Home Health and Hospice, Singing River Health and Rehabilitation and the City of Pascagoula. All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life.

  • Date(s): 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Pascagoula Senior Center, 1912 Live Oak Avenue, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Melani Caver, Pascagoula Senior Center
  • Phone: 228-366-1551
  • Admission: $1 Entry - Includes Tasting & Voting

Electric Ladies Night

February 26

An electronic DJ night with no band! Your 3 favorite DJ's will be playing, swapping out, and mixing throughout the night.
Featuring: DJ Reign, DJ Spisee and DJ Roop! PLUS, All ladies drink FREE domestic, well and wine drinks! Free ladies drinks from 9:00pm-12:00am. Must be 21 or older to attend.

  • Date(s): 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Fingerpaint Like An Artist

February 26

Smear, smudge, stamp and drizzle. Get over your fear of perfection, and learn what Pollack and Picasso already knew... That sometimes creativity means making a perfect mess.

  • Date(s): 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members (Includes $15 Supply Fee)

Linocut Card making for the Season

February 26

Learn the engaging art of print making and create holiday or artistic cards for your friend and family. Students will learn how to create a simple lino-carving of their own design. Then using their own block, or pre-made holiday designs, the group will learn the inking and printing technique and create a stack of cards to take home with their carving. A fun class and a great way to create handmade cards for your loved ones.

  • Date(s): 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $65 Members / $75 Non-Members (includes supply fee and lunch)

Reflections: Celebrating 15 Years of Creativity

February 26

Join us for our 15th Anniversary Celebration of The Art House featuring a show by Patt Odom, "Reflections". The Art House is the nonprofit co-op of the Ocean Springs Art Association with 26 members, featuring paintings, pottery, glass, photography and jewelry. Raffle tickets will be sold for $15 each for the chance to win a painting by one of the four original members of The Art House: Sandra Halat, Patt Odom, Susie Ranager and Norma Seward.

  • Date(s): 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015
  • Times: Opening reception 5pm-8pm
  • Location: The Art House
  • Contact: Carole Marie
  • Phone: 228-875-9285
  • Admission: Free

Dave Jones

February 27

Come for the fun and enjoy dinner and the music. Jazz saxophonist, Dave Jones brings life to any party or occasion. Jazz livens things up and makes everyone feel good! Dave Jones plays almost every style of jazz: warm Stan Getz style Bossa Novas; American Songbook standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and others; "Gypsy Jazz" hits, such as After You've Gone and Sheik Of Araby; Count Basie and other big band swing and blues tunes like Route 66 and Cute; jazz standards made famous by Miles Davis and others; and Classic New Orleans Jazz favorites such as When The Saints Go Marching In and St. Louis Blues. Whether as a solo sax performer or with groups he leads, Dave adds romance, sophistication and fun.  

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 5:30am-8:30pm
  • Location: Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead
  • Contact: Dave Jones or Diamonhead Country Club
  • Phone: 228-234-1610 or 228-255-2918
  • Admission: Free

For the Love of Golf SVS Tournament

February 27

Do you "LOVE" to golf, would you "LOVE" to get your name or company name advertised? The Parent Teacher Organization and The Advisory Council of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic School have teamed up to help raise funds to use toward improving our children's education. We would "LOVE" for you to support our school and our children's education by being a part of this "FOR THE LOVE OF GOLF" tournament. Why so much "LOVE"? What a great treat for you or someone special who deserves a day off. We hope you will consider taking a day off, enjoying the beautiful golf course, having fun, a great meal, some sweet treats, and all while supporting a good cause-the education of our children.

Hole sponsorships are also available if you cannot join us. You may submit a four person team or submit individually and a team can be assigned. Prizes for Closest to the Hole, Longest Drive and more.

Cost includes: lunch, snacks, drinks, door prizes, ditty bags, cart and green fees.

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: Tee time 12 noon; Registration and Lunch 10:30am-12noon
  • Location: The Oaks Golf Club, 24384 Club House Drive, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Kaye Couvillon
  • Phone: 228-324-4090
  • Admission: 4 person scramble ($100 per person/$360 per team)

Free Form Crochet Class

February 27

Exciting new class for crocheters! Learn the steps for creating unique crocheted shapes called scrumbles to make a one-of-a-kind piece. Are you ready to let go of structure and patterns and explore an artistic, improvisational technique? This is the class for you!

Instructor: Maryanne Anthony
Age Requirements: 12 and Older
Prerequisite: Mastery of single, double and triple crochet stitches

Needed Supplies: Size G Crochet Hook and Lots of Scraps of Worsted Weight Yarn (this is the perfect time to use up all that leftover yarn from other projects).

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $40 members/$50 non-members (Includes Lunch in The Mary C. Cafe)

Free Friday Night at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

February 27
    
Join us for FREE FRIDAY NIGHT - yes...FREE. The museum is open to the public the LAST Friday of each month from 5:00pm-8:00pm for FREE!

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 5pm - 8pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • Admission: Free

OOMA Afterschool Clay Play

February 27

Special after school class for children only! Projects will vary each month. In February we will develop skills of working with slabs of clay and experiment with texture tools. the result will be cool wind chimes to hang in your tree. (Ages 7 and up).

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • General Admission Child: $13

Ron White

February 27

An American stand up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He is the author of the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability, which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 7pm & 10pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $44.95

Super Diamond The Neil Diamond Tribute

February 27

Never ever let anyone tell you that Neil Diamond can't rock. After assembling a band of truly kindred spirits, Surreal Neil and Super Diamond began to perform regularly in San Francisco and then all over the U.S., and something quite wonderful happened: People turned out in large numbers to see them, and returned again and again and again.

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/27/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, Hard Rock Live, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $9.99

Triggerproof

February 27

Triggerproof is a cover band with style that puts pop, rock and hip-hop through the musical blender to recreate both popular and classic radio friendly hits that appeal to everyone! Triggerproof plays over 200 live shows per year at various venues in the southern region. Aside from being labeled as "The #1 spring break party band", Triggerproof is also employed by the infamous American media company MGM. With talented band members: Jesse Duncan, male vocalist; Katie Philipauskas, female vocalist; Donte Nagle, lead guitar; Troy Lupold, drums; Mark Smith, keyboard and Scott Sanchez, bass, Triggerproof is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining bands to listen to.

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

27th Arbor Day 5K-1Mile- ¼ Mile Run/Walk/Roll for Disability Awareness

February 28

A fun run, walk promoting awareness for Disability Connection-an Internet Resource Center & Directory for People with Disabilities. The event includes music, snacks, accessible sports demonstrations, and vendors promoting health and wellness. Participants receive a t-shirt and a tree, and those with challenges to running receive a medal. Individuals with disabilities will receive information on community resources, opportunities for socialization, and disability sports opportunities including tennis, basketball, soccer, and basketball. The race includes a ¼ mile challenge so that everyone, including wheelchairs, can participate in the healthful benefits of a run with awards following. Sponsored by the City of Biloxi, the Gulf Coast Running Club & Disability Connection.

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  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8am Registration; 9am 5K Race Starts
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Janie O'Keefe or Leonard Vergunst (Gulf Coast Running Club)
  • Phone: (228) 594-7000 or (228) 870-7775
  • Admission: $20
  • General Admission Child: $15 (12 yrs and under)

Lonestar

February 28

Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards, background vocals). Before the group's foundation, both Rainwater and Britt were members of the group Canyon. John Rich was Lonestar's bass guitarist and second lead vocalist until 1998, when he was fired from the group. He left for a solo career, before joining Big Kenny in the duo Big & Rich in 2003, and Lonestar has not had an official bass guitarist since. Between 2007 and 2011, McDonald exited the band for a solo career, with former McAlyster lead singer Cody Collins replacing him as lead vocalist in this timespan. McDonald has also composed singles for Clay Walker, The Wilkinsons, Billy Dean, and Sara Evans, among others.

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Golden Nugget, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 888-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $25

Paul Anka

February 28

Music legend,  will be performing at IP CASINO RESORT SPA's Studio A. Since the start of his career Anka has written over 500 songs including his most memorable Put Your Head on My Shoulder, My Way, and the famous theme from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." He has been named one of the 21st century most successful artists in Billboard's history putting him alongside with music greats Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Anka is the only artist in history to have a song in the Billboard Top 100 during 7 separate decades. Some of his other hits include Destiny, Puppy Love, Lonely Boy, Having My Baby, She's a Lady, Diana, and Duets. 

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-653-8000
  • Admission: $50

Port of Gulfport Community Tours

February 28

Get a look behind the scenes at an essential and thriving aspect of Mississippi's Economy - The Port of Gulfport! The Port is inviting the public for a free 30 minute tour on Saturday, February 28! Shuttle busses will depart from PJ's Coffee in Gulfport which is located at the corner of 14th Street and HWY 49 in downtown Gulfport. Here’s more information to know before you go: Tours are expected to last 30 minutes with shuttle departures staggered in 15-minute increments. The first shuttle will depart at 9 a.m., the second at 9:15 a.m.,the next at 9:30 a.m., and so on until the last shuttle departure at noon. Port of Gulfport Community Tours are open to the public and free of charge. There are no age restrictions for tour participants and we encourage adults to bring the little ones. 

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
  • Location: PJ's Coffee in Downtown Gulfport
  • Contact: Kimberly Aguillard
  • Phone: 228-865-4300
  • Admission: Free

Teen Art: Dragons and Wizards

February 28

A cool sculpture class for teens. Make a clay habitat and fill it with characters, wizards, dragons...you name it! Each student gets to customize their own sculpture and paint it as well. Students will learn to work with slabs and pinch pots, as well as consider composition and structure. The sky is the limit! . Please sign up in advance. 

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 10am-12:30pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • General Admission Child: $25 (ages 8-16)

The Krewe of Barry Armory Gym Restoration $3000 Drawdown

February 28

FUNdraiser with a chance to win $3,000! The Krewe of Barry will host the Armory Gym Restoration Drawdown. The drawdown will serve a shrimp spaghetti dinner, beer and soft drinks.

Tickets can be purchased at Cox's Barbershop located at 2329 Government Street and Express Medical, LLC located at 2331 Government Street.

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Ocean Springs Civic Center, 3730 Bienville Blvd.
  • Contact: Carl Brochard or Mike Zuber
  • Phone: 222-327-0066 or 228-424-1422
  • Admission: $50 ticket-allows two people!

On-Going Events

Art Exhibits @ Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Two new art exhibits are now on display at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The art exhibits feature the work of Suzy Templin and Betty Magee.

Suzy was born and raised in Minnesota where she earned two bachelor degrees in Fine Art from the Minnesota State University graduating in 1996. She relocated to South Mississippi's Keesler Air Force Base in 1989 where she was hired as a Military Fine Artist. She has been doing coastal artwork for 25 years where her true love for the Gulf Coast is portrayed. She has won the Biloxi Seafood Festival Poster Contest five times. Suzy recently won Chefs to the Coast event's poster contest and the Blue Moon Art Project that was held during The Peter Anderson festival in downtown Ocean Springs.

Betty Magee began seriously painting over 40 years ago. Betty was born in McComb, MS where her father was a very prolific graphic artist, and her roots were really in New Orleans, LA where she began her art career. She won awards in her first four shows she entered which was an endorsement for her to go forward. Betty is accomplished in all mediums oils, pastels, ceramics, watercolor, acrylics and more. Art is her identity. Betty loves to paint nature. The native flora and fauna of the coast, especially the bogs with pitcher plants are represented in her exhibit in the airport. Betty also is one of the founders of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education.

Both exhibits occupy the display cases located near the airline gates on the second floor of the terminal building.  

  • Date(s): 11/12/2014 - 05/31/2015
  • Location: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, 1100 Hangar Street, Gulfport
  • Contact: Ashley Duke
  • Phone: (228) 863-5951 x 3036

The African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes

Margaret Rose Vendryes in an artist, lecturer, historian, author and curator with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and master's and doctorate degrees in Art History. She began The African Diva Project in 2005 and has expanded the project into an outstanding exhibition that questions the role of race and gender identification in contemporary African and African American communities. Each canvas features a full-figure portrait of a popular black female soloist. Each wears an African mask, chosen for its character and/or aesthetic compatibility to her image, either an actual mask or a mask painted on paper, and applied to the canvas in the place of her face. Songs ... messages that once rose out of vinyl channels, like black magic, are inscribed in the space that surrounds them. The exhibition will be accompanied by the music of each artist.

Jan. 17 is FREE admission to view the exhibit @ 2pm.

  • Date(s): 12/09/2014 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: FREE Admission (January 17 only)
  • General Admission Adult: $10 (18+)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (with id) Children (under 5) Free
  • General Admission Senior: $8 (60+ & Military & AAA)

Sarah Qarqish + Morgan Welch: Art as Form Art as Function

Forms ranging from organic to ornate patterns exemplify the creative spirit of the Sarah Qarqish / Morgan Welch team from Jackson, Mississippi. Sarah Qarqish studied drawing and graphic design at Mississippi State University. Her passion is working in multiple media on projects that communicate her love of expression and creativity. Morgan Welch is a furniture maker who received a BFA in sculpture and minor in architectural studies from Mississippi State University. Together, Qarqish and Welch create fine art that functions as contemporary furniture, among other artistic explorations in their newly formed HannaBerry Workshop. The focus of the exhibition is form and function. It will feature two and three-dimensional wooden shape configurations that guide the eye of the viewer throughout the large scale floor and hanging installations. The artists collaborate to force different art media to have "relationships" with each other to create an exciting visual experience.

  • Date(s): 12/16/2014 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

Sit! Stay! Read! Read to the Dogs!

A program for reluctant readers to practice their reading skills with dogs. This is a program where a group of trained dogs will sit and listen to a story read by the child. *You do not bring your dog.* Please call and sign your child to participate in this FREE program. The sessions will held on the 4th Saturday of each month at BILOXI PUBLIC LIBRARY! Dates for this program JANUARY 24, 2015 FEBRUARY 28, 2015 MARCH 28, 2015 APRIL 25, 2015.

  • Date(s): 01/24/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 10am-12pm
  • Location: Biloxi Library, Howard Avenue
  • Contact: Liz Catalano
  • Phone: 228-436-3095
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Children

Performing & Visual Arts Conservatory

The Salvation Army Kroc Center's Performing & Visual Arts Conservatory will allow students, ages 8-15, to gain an all-encompassing, one of a kind, music & art experience. Students will choose their elective from art/set design, brass, drama, drums, guitar, or keyboard. Each student will be placed in the appropriate level, as well as take part in Chorus and Music Theory Classes. Students do not have to own their own instrument to participate. Instructors will also give performances for students to top off this experience! At the end of the semester, students will have their chance to perform in a Recital on May 16th!

  • Date(s): 01/27/2015 - 05/12/2015
  • Times: 5pm-7pm
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Contact: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: $12

FARMERS MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE GULF COAST!

Gulf Coast farmers markets regularly offer fresh seasonal produce; old-world handmade artisan breads; meats and sausage; artisan cheeses, butter, and cream-top milk; jams, jellies, and pickles made from local foods; cookies and other baked goods; gumbo, tamales, and other prepared foods; plus plants and handmade milk soaps and lotions. Some feature cooking demonstrations, live music, and more!  NOTE:  Locations & Times may change.

 BAY ST. LOUIS MARKET (Depot Produce & Country Market)
Location: Historic Train Depot Grounds, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Thursdays 2pm-6pm; Saturdays 9am -2pm

BILOXI FARMERS MARKET
Location: Under the I-110 Bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, Biloxi
Open: (April - September) - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6am-4pm

D'IBERVILLE FARMERS MARKET
Location: 10383 Automall Parkway (in front of Civic Center)
Open: Year Round - Monday-Saturdays
Times: 7am-4pm

GULFPORT THE HARBOR MARKET
Location: Jones Park Pavilion, Highway 90
Open: Wednesday
Times: 9am-1pm

HANCOCK COUNTY MARKET
Location: 3068 Longfellow Drive, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Wednesdays
Times: 9am-1pm

JACKSON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
Open: (April-September) Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

LONG BEACH FARMERS MARKET
Location: 125 Jeff Davis Avenue - Downtown Long Beach
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-12pm

OCEAN SPRINGS FRESH MARKET
Location: L&N Depot, 1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-1pm

PASCAGOULA FARMERS MARKET
Location: Victory Parking Lot, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula
Open: (April - October) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

PASS CHRISTIAN MARKET
Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 8am-Noon

MENGE FARMERS MARKET
Location: Interstate 10 at 8095 Menge Ave, Pass Christian
Open: Fridays
Times: 3pm-7pm

 

  • Date(s): 02/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Live Entertainment Chill - IP Casino

Performing Live!

February 1
Scott Hinson Duo 9pm-1am
February 2
Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
February 3
Redfield Acoustic 8pm-Midnight
February 4
Brennan Roybal Duo 8pm-Midnight
February 5-7
Orphan Annie Duo 8pm-Midnight
DJ 10pm-Until
February 8
Orphan Annie Acoustic 9pm-1am
February 9
Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
February 10
Redfield Acoustic 8pm-Midnight
February 11
Brennan Roybal Duo 8pm-Midnight
February 12-14
ISIS 9pm-1am
DJ 10pm-Until
February 15
Scott Hinson Duo 9pm-1am
February 16
Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
February 17
Redfield Acoustic 8pm-Midnight
February 18
Brennan Roybal Duo 8pm-Midnight
February 19-21
Mojiles 9pm-1am
DJ 10pm-Until
February 22
Orphan Annie Acoustic 9pm-1am
February 23
Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
February 24
Redfield Acoustic 8pm-Midnight
February 25
Brennan Roybal Duo 8pm-Midnight
February 26
Electric Ladies Night
February 27-28
Triggerproof 9pm-1am
DJ 10pm-Until

  • Date(s): 02/01/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: Performances hours above
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Hard Rock - Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights brings in the top area DJ's to play all the greatest hits from the 70's and 80's from rock to pop to disco; new wave and beyond. Get transported back to a time where afros were fly and valley girl's were, like, totally awesome. The club features a brand new light up dance floor, decked out furniture and plenty of disco balls to get your groove on.

Feb 6:    Cougars and Cubs Ball: Women 40+ receive a free drink and men 21-29 receive free admission
Feb 7:    Saturday Disco Dance Fever
Feb 13:  Mardi Gras Madness. Wear beads and get in FREE
Feb 14:  Valentine's Day Ball.
Feb 20:  Heart after Party. Show your concert ticket and receive free admission
Feb 21:  Saturday Night Disco Dance Off. Prizes will be awarded for best solo dance, couples dance and break dance
Feb 27:  Super Diamond after Party: Show your concert ticket and receive free admission.
Feb 28:  Receive a colored wristband at the door. Receive green if you're single, red if you're take and yellow if it's complicated.

  • Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625

Live Entertainment thirty-two - IP Casino

Performing live!

Marianne & Steve 2/6-7; 2/13; 2/20-21; 2/27-28
Peek Acoustic  2/14/15

  • Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 6pm-10pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, thirty-two, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

UNRIVALED - The 6th Annual High School Art Competition

February 24-May 23

UNRIVALED!!! is the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's popular high school art competition for students in grades 9-12 will be on display for three months. This year's juror is Ocean Springs Artist Carole Marie, who specializes in multiple types of media, including ceramics, photography, sculpture and painting. Three-dimensional works of art created in various media by high school students will be on display. Cash prizes are awarded to Best in Show and First, Second and Third Place. A must see show! 

February 27  - Reception (Free)
Enjoy refreshments and see the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum's popular high school art competition.

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm daily; Reception 5pm-7pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Reception is FREE
  • General Admission Adult: Adults (18+): $10; AAA & Military (with ID): $8
  • General Admission Child: Student (with ID): $5; Children (Under 5): Free
  • General Admission Senior: Seniors (60+): $8