JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Pearl River Glass Studio.
Andy Young, CEO and Founder of Pearl River Glass Studio in Midtown Jackson, will have a drawing demonstration on “What Jackson Means To Me” and speak on art entrepreneurship as a professional career path on Saturday, May 9, at the Mississippi Museum of Art. This program is free for the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards winners from middle and high schools across the state.
Andrew Cary Young, CEO of Pearl River Glass Studio, is going to be on the panel of artists to talk about the entrepreneurship of art and pursuing it as a professional career path. As part of Young's presentation, he will execute a drawing, working in large-scale, and speak about marketing and business opportunities for artists in Mississippi.
“I remember what a big deal it was when I won a Scholastic Art Award in high school. That makes it even more meaningful to me as I hope to inspire these young artists to pursue visual art as a professional career and to do it right here in our state,” Young said.
The Mississippi Scholastic Art Awards is open to students in grades 7-12, recognizing outstanding achievement in the arts.
A list of student winners can be found at:
The purpose of the program is for young artists to meet and hear from artist who live
and work in Mississippi.
For Young, this presentation continues a year of artistic celebrations marking the 40
anniversary of the studio he founded, Pearl River Glass Studio.
Pearl River Glass Studio is a leader in traditional stain glass and has expanded the uses of stained glass beyond the religious presentation to include abstract and realistic painted art glass. Art glass is used for architectural installations and in residential applications. Many churches in Jackson and across Mississippi have stain glass and art glass that was created and installed by Pearl River Glass Studio.