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Mr. B's Joybox Express is Coming to Osceola


Spreading the Joy of Music & Movement in Towns Along the Mississippi River Road

OCAH is pleased to announce that it is hosting Mr. B's Joybox Express on October 25-27th.
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.

Planning is underway for the Mr. B's Joybox Express project in Osceola. Scheduled events include
a visit to the Osceola STEM Academy on Oct 27, a bicycle parade at 2:00 pm on Saturday,
October 25th, followed by a community concert at the Main Street Pocket Park on the same day.

All events are free to the public so pull out your bicycle and dust off your dancing shoes -
Mr. B is on his way!

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.


 

 

The mission of Osceola Center for Arts and Heritage is to make all forms of art, performance and visual, more accessible to the residents of Mississippi County through diverse educational programming, workshops and community events.

Osceola Center for Arts and Heritage is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization so donations are considered tax deductible. EIN 46-1240877

 
Past Events
 

Beautification Project

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.

Exhibits:

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.

 

Arkansas Heritage Month Exhibit
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.

Oh!Art 2013
This years Oh!Art exhibit featured 10 artists in eight different locations around Osceola, AR.