From the Mississippi Arts Commission:



Contact:  Maria Zeringue | Folk & Traditional Arts Director | | (601) 359-6034


MAC to Host Mississippi Traditions Exhibit at Quisenberry Library in Clinton


Jackson, MISS. – April 22, 2022 – In partnership with The Quisenberry Library in Clinton, the Mississippi Arts Commission will host an exhibit celebrating featured artists on the new Mississippi Folklife Directory website ( The exhibit features the work of five traditional artists around the state, including Alan Kolodny (tatter and jewelry maker), Janice Mitchell (quilter), Vish Shenoy (sitar player), Paul Gore (sign painter), and Sharde Thomas (fife player).


The exhibit will be on display in May at the Quisenberry Library, located at 605 E. Northside Dr. Clinton, MS.


The exhibit will also include two public programs:


Artist Demonstration Day: artists Janice Mitchell, Alan Kolodny and Paul Gore will demonstrate and discuss their art forms. The event will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Sitar Performance: sitar player Vish Shenoy will present a program of Indian classical music followed by a Q & A session. The event will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For more information about the exhibit, please contact Maria Zeringue, folk and traditional arts director, at the Mississippi Arts Commission at


This project is free to the public and is possible thanks to the generous support of the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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