From the Flatlands to the Coast

Into the Flatland by Kathleen Robbins

Chronicling her experience of relocating from New Mexico to living on her family’s farm in the Mississippi Delta, the photographic exhibit, “Into the Flatland” by Kathleen Robbins, is now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Displayed on the library’s third floor, the exhibit features over 40 framed photographs depicting Robbins’ exploration of her family’s land while living in her great-grandmother’s home.

“Living on the farm, I existed in a strange continuum,” described Robbins. “My family's history and their connection to this place were markedly present in my everyday experience.”

The exhibit, on display through January 31, will feature a public lecture by Robbins as she discusses her works. The library is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The library is closed during holidays and hours are subject to change during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break.

 

Friday, January 31, 2014

5 – 7 p.m.

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, Robert L. Terrell, BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, History of the Delta Blues

Mississippi Bluesman Leo "Bud" WelchLeo ‘Bud’ Welch, Hill Country Blues Musical Presentation
Featuring Fried catfish and hushpuppies

Sponsors:

  • Mississippi Humanities Council
  • Gandy Cultural Center
  • Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters
  • Center for the Study of the Gulf South
  • Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center
  • Gulfport Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Desporte and Sons Seafood Inc.