Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Michael Farris Smith
Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Michael Farris Smith about his latest novel, The Fighter. The book follows the story of an aging cage match fighter from the Mississippi Delta who is dealing with the effects of his years in the ring.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Ashleigh Coleman
Malcolm White talks to photographer Ashleigh Coleman, who was recently named the 2020 State Fellow for Mississippi by South Arts. As a mother living in rural Mississippi, Ashleigh’s work often focuses on a sense of place and the requirements, complexities and messiness of motherhood. The two discuss the award, Ashleigh’s inherited Hasselblad camera and more.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | River Prince
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with River Prince, owner of the Prince Sign Company in Ellisville. Prince works to merge the functions of traditional sign painting with branding, metal fabrication, design and craftsmanship. They talk about his work, his technique and some of his favorite community projects.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Libby Rae Watson
Larry Morrisey visits with acoustic blues musician Libby Rae Watson from Pascagoula. Watson is a native of the Gulf Coast and got to know several legendary Mississippi bluesmen when she was first starting out. She is a member of the Arts Commission’s Artist Roster.