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The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been home to many visual artists, from George Ohr to the Anderson brothers: Walter, Peter and James.
Saturday, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art offered burgeoning local artists a chance to experience having their work on display.
“Every year the Walter Anderson Museum of Art hosts a student art show featuring artwork from children living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said Brandi Bryant Hoxie, an Ocean Springs resident and art teacher at Popp’s Ferry Elementary in Biloxi. Hoxie had 77 student entries in this year’s art show.
This show in particular is rather unique because it is exclusive to artists under the age of 18.
“Every year the show has a new theme based on a children’s book. The artwork must be inspired by that year’s book/artist,” Hoxie explained.
This year’s theme was based on the works of Eric Carle, best known for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
“My students have participated in the show the last 3 years,” Hoxie said. “This is such an amazing opportunity for young children to have their art on display at an amazing museum. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art does a fabulous job of organizing and hosting this pop-up art show. I look forward to this art show every year with my students.”