DeSoto Arts Council Winter Show and Sale

This Sunday I’ll be a part of the DeSoto Arts Council Winter Show and Fine Arts Sale reception- live music, wine, food, unique holiday gifts and of course ART.

The reception is the best time to get a chance to meet and talk to the artists themselves.

I’ll be doing an airbrush demonstration during the opening reception and will have two paintings in the show.

DeSoto Arts has on its roster over 200 artists from the North Mississippi and the Memphis areas.

Other DeSoto Arts points of interest…

The GalleryDeSoto Arts permanent gallery houses local art, a gift shop and is maintained 3 days a week by a loyal volunteer staff.

The Shed:  Music is a big part of DeSoto Arts.  This outdoor venue hosted a free summer music concert series sponsored by Siemens.

Best of 2010:  DeSoto County Photographers Club Amateur photographers exhibit their best work and the winners of their annual photo contest.

Spring Art & Autism ShowDAC first hosted this exhibit in Spring of 2010.  The Dockery Family Foundation supports workshops for autistic children and young teens.  DeSoto Arts gives them gallery space to have a real art show/reception.  This is a great opportunity for the public to see what these kids can do, and how it affects their lives.

The DeSoto Arts Council is located at 660 West Commerce Street, Hernando, Mississippi 38632

Directions from Memphis- go south on I-55 or Hwy 51, turn right on Commerce and go west through the Square and past the library.

The “Art House” is on the right about two blocks past the historic Hernando Courthouse Square.

The Winter Show and Fine Arts Sale will continue through March 12th, 2011.

Gallery hours are Thur/Fri/Sat 10am-5pm/. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Lin

Lin

Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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