Artists

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Clay Hardwick

daniel johnson

Jamie Weems

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Clay Hardwick is a Jackson-based artist, working primarily in video production as a videographer/editor and music video director. After graduating in Digital Arts from Millsaps College in 2009, Clay lived and worked in Portland, OR, Memphis, TN, and now back in Jackson, MS – his home town.  Always having a knack for digital video workflow and cinematography, Clay has won awards in a variety of outlets, including film festivals, a regional Emmy nomination, an Davey, and Addy award. When the sun goes down and camera is put away, Clay brings out the canvas and passionately explores the art of painting abstract images. Clay now lives and operates out of TurnUpStudios in midtown Jackson. daniel johnson is a socially engaged artist. The primary considerations of his work are problem-solving and capacity-building in groups of people. Through principles of game play, the semiotics of objects and activity, and managed ambiguity between reality and performance, johnson brings his art into the liminal space between artist and viewer. Employing a variety of disciplines, johnson works through site-specific installation, staged reality, collaborative improvisation, and facilitated narrative construction to radicalize humanity to the art of being. johnson’s two current works are The Art of Governance, a youth governance work featuring students of Jackson Public Schools (theartofgovernance.us), and his role as Director of Engagement and Learning at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Jamie Weems is a Mississippian from a family rooted in old-time fiddle music, jazz, gospel, and early rock music.  His studies with musicians in Mississippi, Louisiana, and California explored European, South American, Appalachian, Afro-Cuban, Cajun, Jazz, and Avant-guard musical traditions.  Upon return to Jackson in 2002, Jamie began an extensive study and performance of Mississippi string band traditions which led to a 2010 Folk Art Fellowship with the Mississippi Arts Commission, an award from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and a series of community folk-dance events.  He has also collaborated with numerous artists in Jackson’s indie-rock scene, the Mississippi Improv Alliance, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Mississippi, and Front Porch Dance.  Jamie is currently creating new music in a creative space at TurnUpStudios.
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