Mrs. M. Abrams: Dapper Bruce Lafitte

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

Mrs. M. Abrams: Dapper Bruce Lafitte

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery of African American Art - March 28-June 3

Dapper Bruce Lafitte's latest exhibit, Mrs. M. Abrams, is a departure for the artist in both style and content. His compositions are more abstract and vibrant in color, differing from the folk art usually prevalent in his work. This exhibit presents a bird’s eye view of the physical and psychological effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans. Though hesitant to revisit his personal experiences with Katrina, Lafitte found that the creation of these pieces helped to release and make sense of the complicated emotions that come with surviving such a disaster. He says "I feel differently about Katrina now, I don't feel the anger anymore." Making this collection even more personal, the title of Mrs. M. Abrams is an homage to the artist's grandmother; Lafitte characterizes her love and support as crucial elements on his journey to discover his own artistic identity.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3