Our first craft fair was held Nov 8th. We were excited to have several local crafters and some great public support. We look forward to our next craft fair in May of 2015.
Mr. B's Joybox Express:
Spreading the Joy of Music & Movement in Towns Along the Mississippi River Road
Mr. B's Joybox Express rolled into town Friday Oct 24th stirring up a lot of excited for the residents
of Osceola. After a short 2 mile bicycle ride around the historic part of town, Mr. B and crew performed
a toe-tapping, boogie-woogie concert in the Main Street Pocket Park. Students of the STEM academy
enjoyed a private concert with Mark Braun and drummer, Sam, on Monday the 27th before the team headed
on down to Memphis for their next event.
Combining athleticism and artistry, the Mr. B's Joybox Express
is fronted by Mark "Mr. B" Braun,
an internationally recognized jazz and blues pianist.
Produced by Artrain, Inc., this epic 2000-mile,
90-day trek began in September 2014 at
the Mississippi River headwaters in Lake Itasca,
Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana
in December. Along the way the Mr. B's
Joybox Express is stopping in cities, towns and villages to perform,
educate and inspire blues, jazz
and cycling appreciation.
Thank you to our local sponsors: Barabara Cox, Days Inn, OPAR
Artrain is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts
and Cultural Affairs and many generous sponsors and donors.
We are working with the Arkansas Department of Corrections - Luxora to bring beauty to abandoned buildings. Many talented artists end up on the wrong side of the law. Through a cooperative effort between our local community, who donate un-used paint, our local property owners, who want to beautify their under-used buildings, and the ADC we bring you a gallery of artistic expression. Currently the residents of the Luxora facility are working on the Old First Baptist church building.
With over 128 broken windows, there is plenty of opportunity to display art projects. We currenlty have thirteen works of art on display and hope to have this building complete by the end of the year.
Drive by 513 N. Carthon, Osceola, AR to watch the progress.
OCAH is co-sponsered this year Great American Cleanup - Osceola Pride. Please visit our Facebook page for more informationon this great community event.
Our thanks go out to the Mississippi County Museum Event Center for hosting the Mississippi River Photo Exhibit in September 2013. 48 Photographs of the Mississippi River traveled through Osceola highlighting the beauty, fun and frustrations of the mighty river from Minnisota to Louisiana. We had visitors from several states come and enjoy reminiscing about their travels along the Mississippi.
It was a pleasure to showcase the 1915 Old Baptist Church Building during May's Arkansas Heritage Month. We had an extrodinary display of "stained glass" artwork created by the Osceola High School Art Club on display during the month long exhibit.
This years Oh!Art exhibit featured 10 artists in eight different locations around Osceola, AR.