Page 13: Art down on the farm - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Page 13: Art down on the farm

The artists at Makana Art Studio and Farm teach classes. All of these creative forces have come together to form almost a family in a farm environment. (Photo source: WLOX) The artists at Makana Art Studio and Farm teach classes. All of these creative forces have come together to form almost a family in a farm environment. (Photo source: WLOX)
WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) -

Makana Art Studio and Farm in Woolmarket might be one of the most unique operations in South Mississippi.

"This is a working studio. We're also a small farm. We have alpacas, sheep, goats, horses, a donkey and peacocks," said Cindy Schafhirt.

It's a co-op with a wide variety of artists sharing the studio. There's everything from pottery to painting, fused glass, jewelry making and weaving.

Roberta Chappell uses a historic loom to turn alpaca fiber into an array of products.

"This peg loom is like one used about 2,000 years ago. It's a simple way to weave," Chappelle told us.

The alpaca is an animal indigenous to South America and known throughout the centuries for its rich fiber or wool.

"They called it the fiber of the gods. In ancient times, it was only available to royalty," Chappelle said.

The artists at Makana Art Studio and Farm teach classes. All of these creative forces have come together to form almost a family in a farm environment.

"I like the friendship with everyone in the studio. We're all animal lovers. It's a nice, quaint area and everyone seems to like it," said Schafhirt.

Learn more about the Makana Art Studio and Farm at http://www.makana-art.com/

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-02-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

    More >>

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

    More >>
  • Police search campus of North Gulfport Middle School

    Police search campus of North Gulfport Middle School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-02-22 19:28:42 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    More >>

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    More >>
  • Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-02-22 18:00:32 GMT
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

    More >>

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly