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Museum presents ‘Mississippi Mandala’
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The Crossroads Museum presents “Mississippi Mandala,” a mixed-media artwork exhibition by Corinth native Jaylene Whitehurst.

An opening reception is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum. The public is invited. Admission to the museum will be free during the reception. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, and 1- 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Whitehurst’s paintings strongly emphasize the tactile and interactive by incorporating things such as old buttons, clothing patterns, doilies and pages from novels. She uses acrylic paint and plenty of gel medium to create her works of art.

“I make art to process the past, to more fully live in the present and to create what’s next,” said Whitehurst, who is also a professional counselor. “I start with something that resonates with me.”

Around 20 works of art make up the “Mississippi Mandala” exhibition. Prints and notecards featuring Whitehurst’s art are available for purchase in the museum gift shop.

The Crossroads Museum is at 221 N. Fillmore St, downtown Corinth. Visit crossroadsmuseum.com for more information.
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