Category Archives: Art and Artist

Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum, Old Town Bay St. Louis

If you like antiques, if you like art, if you like resilient Southern women, if you like museums, or if you simply like to enjoy yourself, then you will definitely like the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum that is located in the Train Depot in Old Town Bay St. Louis.

Alice Moseley is a well-known folk artist who resided in Old Town.  She did not begin her artistic career until the age of 65, and she lived to be 94 years young.

The museum is home to 45 of her paintings that she left to the people of Bay St. Louis.  The paintings are not for sale, but prints of her paintings are available for purchase at the museum.  Also housed in the museum are furnishings from her home, located across the street, and Tim Moseley’s 35-year-old collection of majolica, art pottery, art glass, and other collectibles.

The Friend of the Alice Moseley Museum recently dedicated a new pavilion on the grounds of the Depot and announced that a new folk art festival honoring Miss Alice is being created.

Miss Alice’s blue house, as mentioned, is across the street from the museum and is available rent as a vacation cottage.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is free.

For more information, you can call the museum at 228.457.9223 or click HERE to go to the museum’s website.

This museum is one of those not-to-miss items on any list!

Artist in Bay St Louis: Korey Burrell

Korey Burrell is one of my favorite artist in the Bay St. Louis area. His talented and inspired music is truly the definition of a generation. Listening to Korey’s solo project, Bear The Gentlemen, you are brought back to a simpler time, a time when you are fifteen years old, running the streets with your best friends, learning lessons everyday and not realizing that your choices are making you into who you will be in the future. This amazing artist and friend is one of my biggest influences in my personal and musical life. Korey’s indie style has folk and progressive undertones which he blends perfectly together. His lyrical writing style, in my opinion, is unmatched by any other local artist.

Korey Burrell began learning to play the guitar at the age of thirteen when he enrolled in lessons. After Hurricane Katrina hit, he took it upon himself to learn guitar on his own. Korey moved to the Gulf Coast in early 2007 where he still lives today. Korey has never stopped progressing as a musician. He has always been active with his fan base, eagerly answering questions, and is always trying to make an impression on his fans, always trying to help others even when there is no personal gain. Korey has been featured as the singer and guitarist in many local bands throughout the South but has always kept his eye on his main focus, Bear The Gentlemen. His solo project draws influences from artists such as Anthony Green, Dear Hunter, This Town Needs Guns, and his friends and family.

Bear The Gentlemen’s newest ep Younger Years features a four- song playlist all about his life in Bay St Louis. This ep is inspired by his friends and the adventures we had and the hardships of not only growing up but growing apart. This album is a tribute to what it feels like watching your friends get married, start families and have a real job. Korey lays it all out, spilling his feelings of growing up on this album. The title track, Younger Years, is one of the most powerful songs on the ep. When listening to this song, I’m personally brought back to the times we all had together where there was no responsibility and life was just a big adventure with the best friends you could ever have.

In 2013 Korey Burrell took his Bear The Gentlemen act on the road in his first-ever tour that he booked himself. The “I Wish I was a Lumberjack” tour was a huge success for Bear The Gentlemen spreading his music. The tri-state tour featured his music in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for one week of constant music. Since then Korey has begun writing more music and preparing for more performances in the near future. You can find Korey’s Bear The Gentlemen’s music on bearthegentlemen1.bandcamp.com. On this site you can listen to and purchase a digital download of his album Younger Years for $4.00 total or more if you are feeling generous. You can also find him on facebook.com/bearthegentlemen.

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In closing, Korey Burrell is one of Bay St. Louis’s most talented musicians. His skill in music, writing, and all- around attitude towards his fans make him the perfect candidate for the Coastal 90 Artist of the Month. Please go check out his music and feel free to ask him questions or leave comments on Facebook. He is always there to talk to his fans.

Destination Weddings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Are you searching for an intimate and breathtaking setting for your wedding or elopement?  The beaches of Bay St. Louis & Waveland offer just that, and an array of wedding professionals all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast can help your ideas come to life.  A great place to begin your search is Bliss Wedding Cafe, the coast's very own free vendor resource center for brides to gather inspiration and information, and meet with the Gulf Coast’s top wedding vendors.  The cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, and you can call (228) 206-3010 anytime to set up your appointment (or just drop by their Gulfport office at 2109 19th Street).  

 

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Organic art appears on Bay St. Louis fence

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Walking through Old Town Bay St. Louis today, we found this great organic art peice on the fence next to The Mockingbird's Stage. A great colorful piece that has an organic and folk arts appeal. Catch it while you can as the rain will surely send this treasure to the past. It is things like this that make living on the coast of Mississippi wonderful!

Bay St. Louis Second Saturday Art Walk

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi is located on the coast and has a great Old Town Area. The Old Town Bay St. Louis area hosts an aArt Walk on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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There are many merchants in the Bay St louis area. The newest addtion is The Blind Tiger which offers a great atmosphere for getting a drink and fresh fish sandwich.

Another couple great stops are always Bay Books, Purple Banana and Serious Bread!