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Art work of old Pt. Cadet on display in Biloxi

Peter Jurich's models of store fronts from the past and long gone homes from east Biloxi offer a look at old Point Cadet. Peter Jurich's models of store fronts from the past and long gone homes from east Biloxi offer a look at old Point Cadet.
All of his models are made by hand with impeccable detail. All of his models are made by hand with impeccable detail.
The exhibit will be at the Biloxi Visitor's Center through April. The exhibit will be at the Biloxi Visitor's Center through April.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Biloxi Visitor's center is featuring the work of painter and model builder Peter Jurich. The models are of store fronts from the past and long gone homes from east Biloxi.

The work offers a look at old Point Cadet through the prism of history. All of his models are made by hand with impeccable detail. Jurich also builds models of shrimp boats.

His paintings, described as folk art, depict the Point from another era. It's a stroll down memory lane.

"It's the east end of Biloxi where we've lost so much with time. Our memories are going away," Peter Jurich said. "The older people, who I call librarians, are steady leaving us. I want to capture memories so someone could look at it and flash a memory back to them. They could walk the streets again of The Point by looking at my buildings." 

The exhibit will be in place through April along with a display of photographs by Alex North.

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