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Everyday Exultations celebrates the often overlooked and the seemingly ordinary. Through the eyes of the artist, everyday moments are captured in color and shape. The works displayed in this exhibition follow the feminine gaze that observes and illustrates the South’s joy, pain, and ultimately, perseverance.


This exhibition features 16 artists from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. The National Museum for Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. The museum addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is proud to feature the work of these bold female artists from the Mississippi State Committee.

Featured artists: Suzi Altman, Karen Arzamendi, Kathi Baeuerlin, Virginia Branch, Barbara-Ann Caryer-Hunt, Claudia Ka Cartee, Julia Graber, Sandra Halat, Clauetta Sabrina Howard, Ellen Langford, Vanda McCormic, George Ann McCullough, Carolyn Norton, Betty Press, Kathy Tosch and Kim Whitt.

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Kelsey Wishik is an Ocean Springs native and multi-media artist with works ranging from two dimensional drawings and paintings to sculpture, performance, and installation. Her practice explores themes of consciousness, identity, travel, transformation, micro and macrocosmic relationships, and spirituality.  Through sculpture, two dimensional works, music, and movement, she seeks to discover the diverse capacities of creativity as a unifying language, form of responsive intelligence, and tool for empowered human development. Wishik has lectured, hosted workshops, and participated in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts. Additionally, her work ranges from the personal to the public, featured in private and public spaces around the world. More of her work can be seen at

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