Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello DIXIE! Allan Innman on the cover of the TRAVEL section of THE NEW YORK TIMES - October 14th, 2011

So, you all ready know Allan Innman because he's a super famous Mississippi artist.   We have lots to look forward to from this guy.   He's also in the cover shot of the travel expo on Oxford, Mississippi in THE NEW YORK TIMES ~ October 14th, 2011 issue.  Awesome coverage by Dwight Garner and fantastic photos by William Widmer - please read the article if you haven't -

We also know Allan Innman because he and Melanie Addington (not pictured in the NYTimes - what a shame!   She is also very  noteworthy and famous!!!) helped to organize the ART FOR EVERYONE fundraiser last night.   I just heard that they raised $3,500.00 for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in downtown Oxford.  Such great news!   A big 3 cheers for everyone involved.  Wished I could have been there to help out!  And hoping that the county re-instates funding for the Arts Council soon!  Have a heart, guys!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Dear fellow artists,

As you may already know, on Monday Lafayette County supervisors voted against renewing The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council annual funding of $15,000. As an artist, this hits too close to home. YAC and The Powerhouse provide such a crucial role in the arts for our community. As citizens, it’s our responsibility to stand up and show our support for the arts. Contact your supervisors, aldermen, elected officials, and the mayor to let them know your opinion on the matter.

In response to this funding issue, Melanie Addington and myself are organizing an event called "Art for Everyone Fair" that will highlight the arts in our community. We are planning a silent auction, raffle, and art sale to be held on Tuesday, October 18th, from 5–7pm at The Powerhouse to benefit the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Endowment. This endowment is to ensure continued funding of the arts in the community for years to come. We are inviting artists and members of the community to come and be apart of a wonderful event and a great cause.

I humbly invite you all to consider donating artwork to the Art for Everyone Fair. Your donation would be greatly appreciated. Let us come together as artists and a community to show our support for the arts. Proceeds will go towards both the artist and YAC Endowment. You can donate your proceeds fully or choose a certain percentage to donate.

We are gladly accepting artwork of all types; ceramics, prints, photographs, paintings, jewelry, prints, drawings, etc. Large or small. Anything that you have available. You can drop off work at The Powerhouse between now and Monday, October 17th. Or stop by my office in Meek Hall 116 on campus. You can email me at, if have questions regarding the sale/auction/raffle. Or email the Powerhouse at

Please let me know if you are interested in participating. Also, please tell your family, friends, other artists about the event to spread the word of the Art for Everyone Fair.

 I look forward to hearing from you all and thanks so much for being apart of the wonderful community of artists.
 -Allan Innman

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Help raise funds for after school art camps in rural Mississippi ...

Visit to learn more about what artists and teachers are doing to help kids in rural Mississippi explore the arts.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Art Camps for Kids in Rural Mississippi


The Yoknapatawpha Art Council is going worldwide to help raise money for a series of after school camps set to start in August. YAC has launched a 60 day online campaign to try and reach past the boundaries of their home in Lafayette County Mississippi. The Arts Council is using the online social media site which allows groups to raise money for absolutely any cause they want. The website provides a format for individuals, groups and charitable organizations to use the power of social media to raise money for everything from producing an album to taking a trip to Mexico. YAC will raise money for a series of after school camps for local Oxford/ Lafayette County kids. On the page, people can learn more about the camp as well as donate money instantly through PayPal.

“We already have a very strong support in our local community in Oxford. In this campaign we hope to reach out to those who may have a connection with Oxford, Ole Miss, or Mississippi but no longer live in the region,” YAC director Wayne Andrews said. There are over 100,000 graduates of the University of Mississippi and hundreds of thousand more proud Mississippian whose careers have taken them away from their home state. Project Coordinator Scott Fuller suggested an online campaign to reach out to those proud Mississippian. “I know many of my network of friends stay in touch online with their hometowns, their college teams, and the friends they made while attending college. I thought this campaign would be a great opportunity to help them stay connected.”

The goal for the campaign is to raise 500 dollars that will be put toward art supplies for the after school campers. Donors can expect a special thank you for their generosity from a simple handmade thank you card made by a child at the camp to a piece of art from the artist teaching the event.

For more information visit Indiegogo.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I [heart] The Mississippi Delta ... thinking of you in this, the flood of 2011.

Please consider helping those in need in Mississippi and beyond!

Donate to The Red Cross - they have opened shelters for flood victims in Greenwood, Vicksburg, Yazoo City and Tunica. 

Red Cross Health Services volunteer Cody Petersen entertains the children at the Vicksburg, Miss., shelter. Photo: Lise Harwin/American Red Cross

Monday, April 4, 2011


Vote as many times as you can every day through April 19th!  The 2 top songs will be played in space as the wake-up calls for the crew of the last NASA mission!

Tray Eppes' song, "Rocket Scientist" featured on NASA's website

Check it out, friends!   My uncle Tray's song, "Rocket Scientist" was chosen out of thousands for an online Original Composition competition to be the wake up song played for the crew of the last NASA shuttle mission in space!  Voting ends April 19th!  Please vote for "Rocket Scientist" by Tray Eppes as many times a day as you can between now and then!  Thanks! 

Click here to vote!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Delta Knits - 1st year in the business!!!

A message from Jondelyn Catlette of Delta Knits ...

Hello everyone!

To begin, I would like to thank you for your support of Delta Knits. Because of your support of your local yarn shop we are able to celebrate our 1st year in business!

I am so excited to announce our 1st year in business celebration events!

Our first celebration event is a special Sit and Knit that will happen Friday, April 1st from 5-7 P.M. Brantley Catlette will provide entertainment, and Delta Knits will provide coffee, water, and cupcakes. Let me know if you are interested in bringing food or a bottle of wine. Delta Knits will have plates, cups, napkins, etc...

Our 2nd exciting event is our FIRST EVER 20% OFF OF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE SALE. This will happen Saturday, April 2nd from 11-5. This is a customer appreciation sale.

Thank you so much again for your continued support of your local yarn shop!


Jondelyn Catlette
Delta Knits
349 Cotton Row
Cleveland, MS 38732

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

REDFISH AT RAVINE!!! The latest from Joel and Ravine - Oxford, MS

Hello once again,

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather as well as spring break (for those that actually have one!). I do have a few things to mention, but first and foremost, to announce the next food and wine pairing.

Italian wines will be the theme for the pairing in March, with some Italian food styles to match. The next pairing will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, beginning at 6 pm. The cost will be $35 per person, and Shanna has lined up some real gems for us to sample, and we may revive the bolognese from L&M's that we had last year for our Italian tasting! Please remember to call early if you are interested, and cancellations less than 48 hours in advance will mean we have to charge your card in full.

Secondly, while our Sunday Supper menu seems to continue to draw a crowd, its time for a price increase. The recovering economy, inflation, and increasing costs(gas) from our purveyors have forced our hand, yet it will only be $2 extra for the prix fixe meal. Starting this Sunday, March 19th, the cost will now be $25 for the 3 course meal. We hope you understand, it's still quite a deal!

Finally, I have ordered some amazing redfish from the Gulf of Mexico, it should be here on Friday night! The new purveyor I am using out of New Orleans has provided some amazing fish, so come out this weekend and check out just how fresh it is.

Thanks as always,


{eat your locals}
53 cr 321
oxford, ms 38655

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Charlie from China: Adventures in Europe!!

You may remember Bochao Yang from the Ole Miss China Space Symposium last year.  He just sent these photos from his adventures in Europe as he is studying abroad in Brussels.

Party on, Charlie! 

Interview with Wayne Andrews of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, Mississippi

I love Wayne Andrews for a multitude of reasons, and the latest reason would be this one:

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Launches the Oxford Art Crawl

Oxford plans to start a new monthly art crawl highlighting the private galleries, museums and community art spaces.
Oxford, Miss. –Oxford will be hosting a monthly art crawl with a traditional double-decker bus transporting people from Southside Gallery, the Powerhouse, Frame Up Gallery, Gallery 130 and the University Museum on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Oxford has been recognized as the new home of the arts in the south with its multitude of visual, performing and literary artists who reside there. Various art groups have coordinated efforts to organize this unique event. Mary Katherine Milner, director of Tourism for Oxford has shared “Oxford is a hot spot for visual arts and we thought that these once a month tours would highlight the various venues in our community while showcasing the talent of our local artists.”
Traditionally the museum, gallery and exhibit spaces each held separate receptions. The organizers hope that through coordinating receptions, the scale of the event will bring visitors to enjoy the openings and the nightlife in Oxford. Visitors of the monthly art crawl will be able to park in one location and enjoy a ride on the historic double-decker bus to each venue, which will each host a reception from 7-9 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to meet with the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and walk the Oxford square. The Oxford Art Crawl begins Tuesday March 22, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. For more information on the Oxford Art Crawl, visit