Arts and Intercultural Workshop Held In Biloxi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Arts and Intercultural Workshop Held In Biloxi

This afternoon an Art and Intercultural Workshop was held at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi.

The event was a fundraiser for Gather and Grow Productions, an organization that combines artistry and activism.

Belly Dancer Myra Cox is a nurse by profession and a belly dance instructor part time.

She says dancing is a good way for actors to gain essential skills.

"It builds confidence. Coming in tune with your soul your spirit," says Cox.

Participants were able to learn and test their ranges as both singers and actors.

Workshops included film making, yoga, stage management and much more.

Organizer Patricia Causey believes their is a slow but steady revival of the arts here on the coast.

She is working towards uniting her fellow thespians.

"Yes this is a fundraiser, but it is also a friend raiser. We would like to get to know who's still here. Who are the actors and the singers that are still on the coast," says Causey.

She says her production company puts on socially conscience shows that open eyes and teach tolerance.

"Don't worry about labels and categories and demographics. We are all human beings ultimately, so we will always have more similarities than differences," says Causey.

Causey is a self proclaimed activist of the arts, who says this is a tradition that must live on.

"Our world is an increasingly technology driven society and the performing arts have become about the only tradition that has been transferred down from one generation to the next in the old fashion oral tradition," says Causey.

Gather and Grow Productions plan to hold another set of workshops in October.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the group call 831-1003.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Tornado watch in effect for South MS until 3 p.m.

    Tornado watch in effect for South MS until 3 p.m.

    Sunday, April 30 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-04-30 14:22:54 GMT
    A tornado watch is in effect for South Mississippi through 3 p.m. Sunday. (Photo source: NOAA)A tornado watch is in effect for South Mississippi through 3 p.m. Sunday. (Photo source: NOAA)

    Severe storms are moving into South Mississippi Sunday morning, causing a tornado watch to be in effect until 3 p.m. The storms are expected to reach the I-59 corridor around noon before moving east in Stone, George, Harrison and Jackson counties. 

    More >>

    Severe storms are moving into South Mississippi Sunday morning, causing a tornado watch to be in effect until 3 p.m. The storms are expected to reach the I-59 corridor around noon before moving east in Stone, George, Harrison and Jackson counties. 

    More >>
  • Sand on highway causing unsafe road conditions

    Sand on highway causing unsafe road conditions

    Sunday, April 30 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-04-30 14:02:04 GMT
    A WLOX reporter and photographer help a stranded motorist on Hwy. 90 in Gulfport Sunday morning. (Photo source: Bryan Caldwell)A WLOX reporter and photographer help a stranded motorist on Hwy. 90 in Gulfport Sunday morning. (Photo source: Bryan Caldwell)

    Sand on Highway 90 along the beaches of Biloxi and Gulfport are causing traffic concerns for motorists and for police. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., MDOT blocked off Hwy. 90 from the Armed Forces Retirement Home to Debuys Road. Once the weather passes on Monday, they will continue to clean up the highways. 

    More >>

    Sand on Highway 90 along the beaches of Biloxi and Gulfport are causing traffic concerns for motorists and for police. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., MDOT blocked off Hwy. 90 from the Armed Forces Retirement Home to Debuys Road. Once the weather passes on Monday, they will continue to clean up the highways. 

    More >>
  • Stormy weather expected for Sunday afternoon

    Stormy weather expected for Sunday afternoon

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:14:53 GMT

    Starting on Friday we had winds really pick up across South Mississippi.

    More >>

    Starting on Friday we had winds really pick up across South Mississippi.

    More >>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:31:34 GMT

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly