GRANTEE ORIENTATION MEETING
(L-R) MDNHA chair Dr. Myrtis Tabb and grant committee chair Kim Terrell present the grant to ArtPlace artist/naturalist instructor Robin Whitfield and Executive Director Hart Henson, with MDNHA executive director Dr. Rolando Herts.
Delta Wild – This project sought to get people outside on our public lands. To bring awareness to the remaining 1% of the original wild Mississippi Delta and connect people to Delta’s wild natural habitat and resources, Art Place developed a five-module curriculum focused on five natural resources in the Delta (cotton, clay, cypress, cane and natural colors).
Each module contained the environmental story of the resource; its cultural relevance to both historical life in the Delta, as well as the modern context of its ecological and creative importance; the current conditions of the resource as it pertains to its prevalence and any immediate dangers to its existence; questions about what the future holds and connections for opportunities to work with organizations and programs working to preserve Delta resources; and arts-based activity instructions using the natural resource as both inspiration and raw materials.
ABOUT THE GRANTEE
Art Place Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi. We transform people and communities through art using pioneering hands-on programming for all ages and backgrounds. Our vision is to connect people, grow lives, and build communities. We strive to empower people with the confidence, skills and connections needed to accomplish their goals and contribute to the revitalization of their communities.
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