Four Seasons Show Hangs Through March 30

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Work by Williams-Cook and Humphrey

Fondren Renaissance has announced the first installment of this year’s 2016 Four Seasons of The Cedars Visual and Performing Arts Series.

Opened March 3, “Spring” features painters Kennith Humphrey and Ginger Williams-Cook.

Humphrey, a Vicksburg native, has gained national  and international recognition and in the process realized his dream of being a professional painter. His work depicts African American culture such as jazz  and blues  and agriculture in the Delta. Humphrey and his paintings have acquired nation wide fame as well as interest from Portugal and France. Several of his paintings hang in the American Embasy in Portugal.

Williams-Cook was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi where she currently lives and works.  She finds inspiration in her home state and fellow Mississippians. Williams-Cook has shown her paintings in numerous galleries and exhibits all over the United States.  She receives worldwide attention for her pop culture nesting dolls. She rotates a variety of styles including figurative art, playful illustration, portraiture, and nesting doll art.

A portion of all of the proceeds from sales of artists’ work goes to the continuing maintenance and restoration efforts of The Cedars, Jackson’s oldest residential home circa 1840, celebrating 175 years in 2016.

The Cedars is located at 4145 Old Canton Road and parking is conveniently available across the street at St. Andrew’s Lower School. A security crossing guard is available during opening receptions.

The spring exhibition will hang through March 30, 2016. Gallery hours are Tue- Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call Kay Holloway at 601.366.5552.

© 2016, Fondren Renaissance Foundation