‘Mind of Mine’ student art show

By Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe

The community is invited to attend Vicksburg High School Advanced Placement Art and Design’s annual “Mind of Mine” art show at Prairie Ronde Gallery, 101 East Prairie Street, May 12 from 4 p.m 7 p.m. and May 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Advanced Placement Art and Design is a college level course offered at Vicksburg High School, taught by teacher Anna Lacey. The course is a year-long class in which students design an investigation to explore their art-making. They complete various experimental pieces along with many sketches and at least five fully completed works of art.

At the end of the course, students also can photograph and submit their work to the College Board to be evaluated for college credit.

This year, 12 students in grades 10-12 will showcase their work at the May event, featuring a variety of painting, digital, graphite, charcoal and colored pencil pieces.

The name “Mind of Mine” was chosen by the class of 2021 to represent the array of art, styles, and personalities exhibited during the year-long course.

Light refreshments will be offered, and student artists will be present to answer questions and discuss their work.

The event is supported by the Prairie Ronde Residency Program and the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center.

Vicksburg Memorial Day

Vicksburg’s 2023 Memorial Day observance will begin at 10 a.m. May 29 with a parade through the village. The parade will begin at the Vicksburg Community Schools Administration Building, proceed north on Kalamazoo Avenue to Prairie Street, west on Prairie Street to Main Street, south on Main Street to Highway Street and west on Highway Street to the Schoolcraft Township Cemetery within the Village limits. Following the parade there will be a ceremony honoring all fallen veterans presented by VFW Post 5189, the Vicksburg High School Marching Band, and Scout Troop 251. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

June Potter’s 100th birthday celebration

June Potter, celebrating her 100th birthday in June, was born in Vicksburg to Nora and Earl Lash, and married to Herbert Potter for more than 70 years until his death in 2013. They had three daughters: Judy (Dutch) of Vicksburg, Sue (Max) of Scotts, and Joyce (Joe) of Montana. The family invites her friends and neighbors to a celebration June 11, from 2-5 p.m. at Chapman Nazarene Church on the corner of 29th Street and U Avenue, Vicksburg.