Opening reception for Oil & Clay: Work by Jarrod Partridge and Stacey Johnson.
Stacey Johnson originally hails from Yazoo City, Mississippi but has lived and traveled all over the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree of fine arts from Loyola University and a master’s degree of fine arts in ceramic sculpture from The University of Georgia. Stacey was the 2013 recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission artist fellowship, and her talent is recognized through grant awards. She is a three time nominee for Mississippi Visual Artist of the Year by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. She recently retired as the Director of Ceramics at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and is now happily teaching the students at Coast Episcopal School. Stacey is represented by galleries in the Southeast. More information on Stacey Johnson and her work is available at www.staceyjohnsonart.com.
Jerrod Partridge is a full-time artist and instructor living and working in Ocean Springs, MS. His work can be seen by appointment at his studio; Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi; and Fischer Galleries in Jackson, Mississippi. Jerrod earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art in 2004, and is a 2011 recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. He also studied art history in London, England while in the undergraduate program at Mississippi College. Jerrod and fellow artist David West created Art Space 86 pop-up gallery in 2013, which continues to provide exhibition opportunities for Mississippi artists. While a board member of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation in Jackson, he created the annual Cedars Juried Art Exhibition, an art show and competition exhibiting a juried group of artists from around the state. Jerrod began leading annual group drawing and painting trips to Tuscany, Italy called Visual Explorations in 2013.
Jerrod and his artwork have been featured in the Northside Sun, Northeast Ledger, Madison Magazine, the Scott County Times, Find It In Fondren, Portico Jackson Magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Number: Inc Arts Journal, The Sun Herald and Magnolia Magazine. A selection of his work was included in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational at the MS Museum of Art. Jerrod's website is www.jerrodpartridge.com.