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Exhibition: William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Painter and writer William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, an exhibition and book featuring the work of O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens. Mississippi’s own self-taught folk artist, Kitchens began painting at age 68, inspired by the oral tradition of parable and storytelling he grew-up with. The exhibit follows Red Eye’s life from foundling …

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Exhibition—Tennessee Williams: The Playwright & the Painter

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Known primarily as a writer of plays, Tennessee Williams: The Playwright & the Painter gives us a look into Williams' innermost thoughts and struggles in visual form. Organized by the Key West Art and Historical Society, the exhibition features 18 paintings and an interview with David Wolkowsky, developer and preservationist whose collection comprises the exhibition. …

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MAXStudio: Jewelry Making

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Join artist Casey Jennings of Ponderosa Drive Designs for a jewelry-making workshop. Create your own customized earrings—each participant will leave with two pairs of handmade earrings! All supplies and instruction included in the course fee. Class size limited to 25. $60 Members | $85 Non-members  There will be two sessions of the workshop, register for …

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First Saturday: The Legacy of Charley Pride

2155 Front Street, Meridian

In the 1960s, Charley Pride became country music’s first Black superstar. His warm, strong baritone voice gave his performances a down-home sincerity that resonated with audiences throughout his remarkable career. Celebrate his legacy this month at The MAX. Schedule of Events: 10am–Noon Make + Take Workshops 10–11:45am Learn, Play + Perform “Kiss an Angel Good …

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MAXStudio: Wheel Thrown Ceramics Intensive

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Join Ceramist Allen Chen for an intensive in Wheel Thrown Ceramics. Allen will work one-on-one with students to troubleshoot and improve their work on the wheel in this two-part workshop, March 6 and March 613, 9am–3pm. Instruction, glazing, firing, and lunch included in the course fee. Ages 16+. Class size limited to six students. $175 …

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Brown Bag Lunch: Irish Step Dancing

2155 Front Street, Meridian

For a different Brown Bag Lunch experience, join Catherine Bishop on the second Thursday of the month for an educational talk about Irish dance with a demonstration by performers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Catherine is trained in Irish dance and certified to teach in Ireland, and earned a master's degree from the University of …

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Brown Bag Lunch: Charley Pride Documentary Screening

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Happy Birthday Charley Pride! The MAX continues to honor the legacy of Charley Pride with a special lunchtime screening of the film, “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me.” Pride’s life journey is a tribute to the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Bring your lunch and enjoy the film! SCREENING BEGINS AT NOON, …

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Exhibition: Bloodlines

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Matt Stebly, great grandson of Walter Inglis Anderson, has put his mark on the art world through tattooing. Stebly’s individual style is inspired by the talents of his family, his natural environment, and the work of other coastal artists. He also paints and draws, often using tattoo ink as pigment. The exhibit includes equipment used in …

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Illustrated Talk: Maverick Gardeners with Felder Rushing

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Determined Independent Gardeners aren’t rebels, or nutty — they simply color outside the lines. In their off-kilter style, they preserve and share heirloom plants and garden practices in an otherwise over-streamlined mow-and-blow world. Join Felder as he highlights some of these gardeners and their plants, and show how they are crucial in keeping the Garden …

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First Saturday: Spring Renewal

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Celebrate Spring with your family and friends at The MAX. Felder Rushing will be on hand for an illustrated talk and plant swap, and kids of all ages can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt to win a grand prize! Schedule of Events: 9:30–11am    Felder Rushing Illustrated Talk 10am–Noon    Make + Take Workshops …

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Sipp & Savor—Mississippi’s First Food + Drink Experience

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Join us at The MAX next spring for the Sipp & Savor Experience! Cat Cora, celebrity chef and Mississippi native, will headline a group of award-winning chefs who will prepare a variety of foods with Mississippi-sourced ingredients. Savor these irresistible bites and sip on cocktails, beers, and wines from some of Mississippi's most popular brewers …

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