Audubon Center Welcomes Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit
MOSS POINT, MISS. – The Pascagoula River Audubon Center will be hosting an Artist’s Reception to welcome the student winners of the 2018 Mississippi Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest and showcase their artwork in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery. The Artist’s Reception is free and open to the public and will take place Thursday, July 12th from 5-7pm. The winning artwork will be on display from July 12th through August 4th.
This art exhibit will be the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp Educational Program that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students expressed their newfound knowledge by drawing or painting a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Students then submitted their artwork to their state art competition. The winners of Mississippi’s 2018 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest will be on display in this exhibit.
The Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge plays a large role in the Mississippi Junior Duck Stamp Program and coordinates Art contest by sponsoring it, receiving, and judging the artwork, as well as providing prizes. Submitted artwork was grouped into four categories based on the age of the student. Student winners submitted artwork from varied parts of Mississippi, including Natchez, Vidalia, Biloxi, Gulfport, Clinton, Ocean Springs, Jackson, Flowood, Brandon, Ridgeland, and Perkinston.
The Center, located in historic downtown Moss Point, Miss., is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Learn more about the Pascagoula River Audubon Center at http://pascagoulariver.audubon.org.
We invite you to join us on Thursday July 12th from 5-7pm for the Artist’s reception to welcome the students and their winning artwork.