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Friends of Uganda

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Friends of Uganda, a group founded by four women in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2007, was originally formed to help the Rural Health Care Foundation. The Foundation, located in Mubende, Uganda, provides clean drinking water for the area and provides for many orphans. Friends of Uganda sells handmade craft made by Ugandan women in an effort to assist them in taking care of their basic needs. Some of these handmade crafts include batiks, hand rolled bead jewelry, masks, sculptures, baskets, and purses

Gerard Howard

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Harold Miller

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Harold is an award-winning sculptor, potter and painter. He works in a variety of mediums from clay to wood. He creates one-of-a-kind sculpture, pottery out of stoneware or terra cotta clay. He combines his love of mixing mediums by blending clay sculptures and acrylic on panel. In addition to his own work, Harold loves to teach his craft to others. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is teaching step-by-step programs

Samuel McCain

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Samuel McCain, a resident of Ridgeland, Mississippi, began his artistic odyssey at a very young age. At Shelton Park Elementary in Virginia Beach, Virginia, McCain was recognized for as Artist of the Month on several occasions. In the late 1980s, while at Davis Middle School in Greenwood, Mississippi, Samuel won the city arts festival. In 1997, while studying at Mississippi Delta Community College, McCain won the freshman art award. He later went on to win several awards including the Merit award in an art show at Jackson State University in 2005, the Best in Show and Third place ribbon at the 2009 Mississippi Arts Center’s Annual Juried Art Show held and organized by the Mississippi Artist Guild. Samuel McCain’s artwork was featured in a forty-piece exhibit at the Municipal Art Gallery for the entire month of August 2008, where he was named Artist of the Month during that exhibit. In June 2011, McCain was commissioned to do art for Bunsei Kure (CEO, President, and Director) for Calsonic Kansei (Nissan Supplier), where he is currently employed. Samuel describes his art work/paintings as afro-centric/contemporary art with vibrant prism burst as background for concrete or abstract subject matters in his paintings.

Craftsmen’s Guild

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Mississippi Craftmen’s Guild of Mississippi was formed in 1973. The mission of the Craftmen’s Guild is to preserve, promote, market, educate and encourage the highest standard of excellence in regional crafts.

Ted Ellis

November 26th, 2012 by andisites

Ted Ellis is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family, his heritage, and his art. Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for its history, style and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of is childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage. Ellis is self-taught and blends realism and impressionism in his work, evoking nostalgia and inspiration. Ellis, who currently resides in Friendswood, Texas, has been recognized as of the most celebrated artists of the 21st century. Ellis have been commissioned by major corporations such as Walt Disney Studios, The Minute Maid Company, Coca-Cola, Phillip Morris, and Avon, Incorporated. Ellis has been featured on local and regional television programs, in magazines such as Upscale, Southern Living, and Newsweek, and in newspapers.

Yolanda Juzang

July 18th, 2012 by admin

Ms. Juzang-Pratt has been drawing and developing her skills in the graphic arts from an early age. She is especially concerned with cultivating creativity and maturity in her children, along with love and appreciation for their heritage. Yolanda paints in oil, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic.