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C3 Community Art Series

Each year, the Museum hosts a unique and original project as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. Local or visiting artists lead a participatory art installation consisting of workshops throughout the Winter and Spring, culminating in a public installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art during Spring Break. The goal of this series, inaugurated in 2012, is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi as a whole. For more information about C3, contact Carol Peaster at djohnson@msmuseumart.org.

2015 C3 Participatory Art Project – Looking Forward to Happiness

January 6 – March 13, 2015

The 2015 C3 artists are The HannaBerry Workshop, consisting of partners Morgan Welch and Sarah Qarqish. Their project, Looking Forward to Happiness, is a crowd-sourced imaging and collage project taking place throughout the state and culminating with a large-scale outdoor installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. There will be ongoing participatory activities for the public during regular Museum hours January 6 - March 13. All C3 activity is free to the public.

About this year’s project:

Looking Forward To Happiness came from the idea of collecting Mississippian’s “happy memories” and combining them in an aesthetically pleasing way, in efforts to focus on our shared happiness. Through the simple action of sharing the images that you carry with you or that you encounter during the course of your day, you will help give visual voice to this positivity. Once the images or “happy memories” have been submitted, they will be joined and collaged together, becoming part of an outdoor pavilion for the public to enjoy. The imagery will be printed on rolls of vinyl and supported by columns that undulate across the open field of the BankPlus Green. The pavilion’s design creates dynamic spaces for visitors to interact with and experience the installation in different ways. The printed imagery will be a collection of crowd sourced photographs that come from far and wide. These subjects can be representational or abstract - people, places, things, and ideas. Each person’s idea of “happy” can be very different from one another.

How can YOU get involved?

1. Submit a PHOTO of your happy memory.

2. As an individual or a group, create a picuture collage to submit.

3. Recreate your photo in an aesthetic way and submit your piece. (mixed media art, create a new image made up of an assortment of images, cut imagery into a pattern)

4. Visit the Entergy Classroom at the Museum during normal business hours and help assemble submitted images on your own.*

5. Get your community involved!

*Artist-led participation Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Submit your images (or questions) to the project by emailing them to c3project2015@gmail.com or by using the #c3project2015 hashtag on social media.

C3 Spring Break Workshops

It’s the final week of our 2015 C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness! Join us during Spring Break for these following C3 events:

C3 Spring Break Workshops
Tuesday, March 10 - 10 AM and 2 PM
It’s the final week of our 2015 C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness! Come to create during two C3 Model Making and collage workshops at 10 AM and 2 PM with artists from The HannaBerry Workshop. The C3 studio will be open during regular Museum hours for collage designing and assembling. Enjoy lunch at The Palette Café by Viking and watch the 2015 C3 installation unfold before your eyes on the BankPlus green in The Art Garden. For more information on this year’s C3 project, click here. Cost: Free to the public, lunch available for purchase

C3 Spring Break Workshops
Wednesday, March 11 - 10 AM and 2 PM
It’s the final week of our 2015 C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness! Come to create during two C3 Model Making and collage workshops at 10 AM and 2 PM with artists from The HannaBerry Workshop. The C3 studio will be open during regular Museum hours for collage designing and assembling. Enjoy lunch at The Palette Café by Viking and watch the 2015 C3 installation unfold before your eyes on the BankPlus green in The Art Garden. Cost: Free to the public, lunch available for purchase

C3: Participate, Picnic and Paint
Thursday, March 12 - 10 AM and 2 PM workshops; 11 AM - 2 PM picnic
Be a part of the installation phase of our C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness, and watch the final art piece take shape! Come to create during two C3 Model Making and collage workshops at 10 AM and 2 PM with artists from The HannaBerry Workshop. The C3 studio will be open during regular Museum hours for collage designing and assembling. Following the first workshop, the BankPlus Green in The Art Garden becomes a palette on which to enjoy a picnic from 11 AM - 2 PM, create your own art, and participate with 2015 C3 artists as this community-created public art piece finds its final resting spot. Purchase lunch at The Palette Café by Viking or bring a picnic and dine beneath the C3 pavilion of collaged imagery. Feel free to bring your sketch pad and paints to create ‘Plein Air’ alongside Mississippi artists like Clay Hardwick, Tre Pepper, Roy Adkins, and Julia Reyes. Cost: Free to the public, lunch available for purchase

2015 C3 Culminating Celebration
Friday, March 13 - 10 AM and 2 PM workshops; 6 – 7:30 PM celebration
Experience the final installation of our 2015 C3 community art project, Looking Forward to Happiness, and celebrate this public art piece with the artists and members of the community. Come to create during two C3 Model Making and collage workshops at 10 AM and 2 PM with artists from The HannaBerry Workshop. The C3 studio will be open during regular Museum hours for collage designing and assembling. Enjoy lunch at The Palette Café by Viking and walk through the finished C3 pavilion. Later in the evening, enjoy the pavilion as it is illuminated to showcase the collective happiness of Mississippi, created by you and others throughout the community. The C3 pavilion celebration will be accompanied by music from DJ Loki Antiphony and reflections on the project from The Hannaberry Workshop and others. Cost: Free to the public, cash bar and lunch available for purchase

Previous C3 projects include:

2012: Cocoon Jackson
2013: The Future is on the Table #4
2014: Core Sample

CHECK OUT AND FOLLOW THE C3 BLOG HERE.

Upcoming Events

Perspectives in the Press: Using Civil War Era Newspapers in the Classroom

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10 AM - 3 PM (noon lunch break)

Mississippi Museum of Art

In conjunction with Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection, Dr. Stephanie Rolph of Millsaps College and representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) discuss the changing New York Times coverage leading up to the Civil War and the process from artistic creation to publication. The presentation includes curriculum ideas from MDAH and insight into how teachers can use information gleaned through their new digitization project. Cost: Program free with purchase of...

Music in the City

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Mississippi Museum of Art, Trustmark Grand Hall

In partnership with St. Andrew's Cathedral, the Museum hosts Thomas Lowe and John Paul – Brahms A Major Sonata with piano and violin. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome

Homeschool Day at the Museum: The Mississippi Story

Thursday, April 23, 2015

9:30 AM – noon

Mississippi Museum of Art

A day at the Museum specially designed for homeschool children and their families. Students will experience a guided tour of The Mississippi Story, learn through a hands on studio art activity, make connections with art and literacy. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature. All participants will receive materials to extend the lesson at home. Available to homeschool families with children ages 4 through 12. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by April 16, 2015 – register...