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A celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy.
Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi.
A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 24.
Join us for the 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The craft fair takes place in the Osage Center and the Show Me Center, the weekend before Thanksgiving!
This is one of the largest craft fairs in the region, and we attract artisans and crafters from all over the Midwest. Each year we display over 300 different booths selling unique handmade items-perfect for the gift-giving spirit of the season! And last year we had over 12,000 shoppers!
Ticket prices are $5 on Saturday for both days and both locations; $3 on Sunday only for both locations.
Note: Events held on the first Friday of each month only. Address above is for the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.
Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the historic district participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.
Start your tour at the Welcome Center, where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries.
Refreshments are served at various locations. Take your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.
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