Sept. 17, 2012
-- The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is extremely proud and excited to announce the schedule for the inaugural Hobbs Freeman Arts and Nature Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2012 beginning at 9am. The festival will include artists, food vendors, storytellers, a variety of bands, lectures, exhibits, children’s activities, crafts and a showing of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
. The Festival is the conclusion of the Hobbs Freeman Arts and Nature Celebration that began January 2012 and will encompass the entire area of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The celebration and festival are made possible through a grant from the National Park Service’s Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative (LMDI). Admission to the festival and all its activities are free.
The bands will perform in the SCH Auditorium and will include The Leatherwoods with Clogger from Mountain View, AR (9am), Nick and Julia Blake from Vicksburg (10:45am), The Hathorn Brothers from Ellisville, MS(12pm), Osgood & Blaque from Vicksburg (1:15pm), Harmony from Mountain View, AR (2:30pm), Ralph Miller from Vicksburg vyzpt (4:15pm). On the SCH block of Crawford street, artists will demonstrate their talents and will include Linda and Tully Hall (woodwork, painting, sculpting and recycled art), Patricia Madell (painting, mixed media, recycled art), Karen Thompson (painting, mixed media, recycled art), Simple Elegance (Jewelry, recycled art), Jeanie Nicolson Designs (drawing and painting), Elke Briuer (recycled art and mixed media), Fancy Faces (face painting), and Linda Jackson (wool felt), Brenda Neumann (clay, products). In the SCH Academy Building, educational lectures will include Retired Brigadier General Parker Hills, "The Art of Commemoration"
(9:15am); Virginia DuBowy, “Historic Landscaping"
(11am); Joelyn James - "Growing & Using Herbs" (1pm); Jeff Richardson "The Art of the Landscape" (3pm); Dr. Judy Pennington, "Low-Maintenance Landscaping"
(4pm). In the SCH convent, storytellers will include Bobby Robinson (9:15am), Gordon Cotton and Charles Riles (10:15am), Doug Hassell (11:15am), Mary Lou Halpin (12:15pm), Will Halpin (1:15pm). Kids storytelling and crafts will be held in the SCH gymnasium. An exhibit of the Hobbs Freeman visual art competition winners and entries will be held in the SCH convent. At the conclusion of the festival at “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
will be shown at 6pm in SCH courtyard. The movie is sponsored in part by the Strand Cinema.
Hobbs Freeman served as a long-time member of the board of directors for the Vicksburg-Warren County Historical Society and the SCHF. He passed away in July 2009 with a huge artistic legacy. Mr. Freeman was an artist, sculptor, builder, jewelry maker, cook and gardener. The year full of activities has been dedicated to his wide artistic vision.
Detailed information can be found on http://www.hobbsfreemanartsandnature.com
or call the SCHF business office at 601-631-2997.