Innovate Mississippi recently relocated their offices from Ridgeland to downtown Jackson, a few blocks from the State Capitol. In celebration, Andrew Cary Young donated these two wall sconces to decorate their new space.
Innovate Mississippi is at the forefront of promoting and encouraging entrepreneurs in Mississippi. Young has had a lifelong affinity for innovation and inspiring the creative economy. Pearl River Glass Studio’s 2012 Business Plan won first place in the New Venture Challenge sponsored by Innovate Mississippi.
“On a recent evening I stopped by the Holocaust Memorial at Beth Israel Congregation. I was taken back by the detail of the lighting at night against the dark sky. The Memorial is open free to the public 24/7/365. Plans are underway to include the Memorial on tours of sites in Jackson as well as religious services by the Synagogue.”READ MORE
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1817-2017 Commemorative Mississippi Glass Art by the Artisans of Pearl River Glass Studio
This year the state of Mississippi is two hundred years old. Pearl River Glass Studio is celebrating by creating, in glass art, a commemorative Mississippi. The art pieces are available for you in the Design Arts Market, our in-house store of our glass creations and other Made in Midtown products.
Each Mississippi is as unique as the people of our home state. Our glass artists design a pattern of color and transparency that reflect our creative spirit. These memorable keepsakes are great gifts that will impress your family and friends with your thoughtfulness and generosity.READ MORE
On Friday, October 21, we will celebrate the special grand opening of our new Design Arts Market. Also, on display will be an exhibit, dating back to 1973, of Andy Young’s forty year retrospective of leaded stained glass.
Opening exhibits starts at 5 p.m. at Pearl River Studio Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
The Holocaust Memorial tells the compelling story through images in glass art. When I was asked to prepare a design for the Holocaust Memorial I gladly accepted knowing the challenges ahead for me and my studio team. All along the way members of the Beth Israel Congregation have been supportive by allowing us the freedom to express the ideas shown here. The images ground us in the key points of the Holocaust narrative. The abstract images allow each viewer the freedom to experience the Holocaust Memorial for themselves.READ MORE
The initial design sketch was inspired by earth, sky and the grayness of concrete. I knew that the subject was going to be more challenging than any I have faced before. The initial concept drawing was kept open and expressive to allow the designs of the sculptures to unfold as the project moved forward. I began by investigating ideas in black and white sketches. But first, in order to get a sense of the scale I made full size mock ups of the forms and colors on cardboard and mounted them in place. I needed to see what they looked like in the garden landscape. I wanted to be assured that I had the right size and READ MORE