Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

A center for arts with a beautiful lobby area which houses the spectacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!
  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jan 28, 2017

This show will feature student performances from students of Vega Bellydance here in Ocean Springs as well as performances from professional dancers both local and traveling.   Featured in our show is Atlanta bellydancer Karma Karmelita.  Karmelita, or Karma for short, began her journey into belly dance in 2005. A rowdy tomboy and farm girl, she never expected to fall head over heels in love with this performance artform! Throughout the years, she has studied and performed all over–from Las Vegas to Istanbul, Turkey! She has danced for weddings, parties, and events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including Punjabi Superstar, Imran Khan.

Karma has become one of the most sought after Atlanta belly dance artists, and for good reason! She is most known for her highly energetic and fabulously fun belly dance and fire shows. Though her free spirit and infectious smile will really warm your heart, Karma prides herself in being a high quality entertainer, having invested so much time, research, distance, and blood-sweat and tears into her craft. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you clap, she’ll make you sit on the edge of your seat with her daring scimitar and fire-eating stunts. You can see her performing 4-6 nights a week at local Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants and nightclubs doing what she loves!