Jackson, MS Finds a New Way to Reach Participants
This year the City of Jackson was lucky enough to have both Pamela D. C. Junior and Sheila Williams-Sheriff coordinating their NAP event. Together they decided on a direct mail piece as a way to reach new possible participants and it turned out to be a great success. The total number of entries in their Eighth Annual NAP Exhibition was an outstanding 144 pieces submitted by 132 artists. This was an increase of over fifty percent from last year! It proves that there are many creative individuals in the City of Jackson that have yet to share their talents, they just had to reach them.
Their show, which included wonderful artworks from all ages, was hung in the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center from November 16th through December 8th. Once again the Honorable Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. was delighted to hand out the awards and take pictures with the artists. Nearly 160 attended the reception and enjoyed both music and refreshments while taking in the show at the newly updated Museum.