Tigers to showcase blues through poetry, music and art exhibition
CLARKSDALE – The Coahoma Community College Art, English and Social Sciences departments have joined forces to host a unique blues-themed poetry, music and art exhibition Thursday, Sept 28.

Tigers to showcase blues through poetry, music and art exhibition

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Sep 25, 2017

CLARKSDALE – The Coahoma Community College Art, English and Social Sciences departments have joined forces to host a unique blues-inspired poetry, music and art exhibition Thursday, Sept 28.

Themed “Speaking of the Blues: Ask Me Why My Blues Matters”, the exhibition will be hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crossroads Cultural Arts Center in downtown Clarksdale (332 Delta Ave.)

The event is free and open to the general public.

Art lovers and poetry enthusiast will particularly enjoy the exhibition, which will feature Tigers reading their original poetry and prose while interpreting their relationship with blues history.

Artwork will also be on display from Fine Art majors as well as CCC Art Instructors Rosalind Wilcox and Brad Bernard.

Cash prize awards will be given to the best original poem and artwork.

In addition, a silent auction will be offered for the public to buy blues-related products. All contributions will be used towards the support of the Crossroads Cultural Arts Center and the CCC Fine Art Department’s Art Club.

Organizers said the event will give a voice to the history of the blues, specifically chronicling the history through the eyes and ears of Mississippians—speaking, singing, and creating images dedicated to the birth of the blues movement.

For questions or more information, contact CCC Art Instructor Rosalind Wilcox at (662) 621-4827 or rwilcox@coahomacc.edu.