This show features the work of Lee Harper and Megan Wolfe. Harper creates intricate dioramas using miniature skeleton figurines constructed from found bones in her yard to engage in both local and national history. Megan Wolfe returned to Mississippi after eleven years as fine arts photographer in San Francisco, and will showcase a collection of photographs that challenge audience perception.
Local musician Mattie Thrasher and band And the Echo headline a concert at Proud Larry’s to celebrate LGBTQ History Month.
In this lecture. Dr. Michael Bibler (English ~ LSU) will discuss RuPaul’s early career and her creation of the personas Starrbooty and Miss Rachel Tensions, who both inhabited spaces that took white constructions of black respectability literally. He will also discuss early controversy about whether Ru’s drag was “black enough” to contemporary controversies about trans identity.
UM Music Professor Nancy Maria Balach will perform a recital that is focused on women’s stories, experiences, and empowerment. The self-reflective program will incorporate various genres of music by established and up and coming composers. Nancy Maria will be sharing the stage with pianist Amanda Johnston and other outstanding musicians. A reception will follow.
Words climb off the page and into the cage match in this literary smackdown for the ages! Hosted by OUTGrads, the University of Mississippi's organization for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students, writers of all experience levels will take the stage at Proud Larry's for BattleVerse, a tournament of (ahem) campions. BattleVerse is the friendliest fight you could imagine, in which two writers explore their improvisational instincts as they go head-to-head on stage amidst ridiculously entertaining distractions. Will anyone be able to defeat the heavyweight favorite, Poet Laureate of Mississippi Beth Ann Fennelly?
This documentary highlights the work and history of the Krewe of Armeinius. Screening hosted by Oxford Film Festival.