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

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

April 12 – June 9, 2018

Laurent Smith lived in Bay St. Louis from the 1960s until his death in 2003.  A self taught artist who began painting in the 1940s and began painting consistently during the 60s while living in New Orleans. He was very shy and reclusive and had a hearing loss, so didn’t exhibit his work or enter them into shows, so his work is little known.  His subject matter includes rural scenes from southern Louisiana and historic buildings in coastal Mississippi and New Orleans. All his work is in oil.

Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm.

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!