4. April 2013 06:40
Please join us for our Spring Street Fair, if you happen to be in Picayune this weekend (April 6 & 7). We will be open from 9:00am – 5:00 pm daily. We will be displaying the finest Artisans in the South all along East & West Canal Street, North & South Main and Highway 11 South. There will be Free LIVE entertainment, Children’s activities, arts, crafts, antiques and food vendors. On Saturday, the Boulevard Cruisers Car Show & on Sunday, Fat Boyz Cycles/Motorcycle Show.
4. April 2013 06:25
Mr. Ed Hahn, originally from New Orleans now a resident of Carriere, MS is the Executive Chef for Paul’s Pastry. Ed's passion is food and has worked as a chef for 35 years, but his real love is art. Ed has carved wooden duck decoys since he was a small boy with his grandfather. His grandfather, Mr. Earl Blappert taught him the techniques of repairing the decoys heads and bodies before each hunting season. He had no idea that his love for hunting would turn into this fantastic folk-art, developing his skill in painting and carving. Ed will be at the Pearl River County Welcome Center April 6, 2013 demonstrating his gifted talents.
16. March 2013 11:08
David Fred Smith will be demonstrating his quilting techniques every Tuesday and Thursday in March 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. He will have show quilts from the Mississippi State Fair and county fairs on display. These quilts won “Best in Show” at the State Fair in 2011 and 2012. Smith also has a quilt called “Storm Surge” on display at the White House. He sent it to President Bush as a thank you for all his help and consideration after Hurricane Katrina. Smith will have several books on display about Mississippi or written by Mississippi authors.
16. March 2013 10:58
Richard Swenson, who was born and raised on a ranch in North Dakota but now lives here in Carriere, is displaying his wondrous scrap metal art this month.
When Richard was growing up he lived without modern conveniences, such as running water, electricity and indoor plumbing. He worked, fed cared for, slaughtered and ate the animals, fostering a reality that most people today do not appreciate. He attended a one-room country schoolhouse, but went on to an agricultural boarding school and then served several years as a Navy Seal. Richard continued his education earning advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics, which he used in his 30-year career in nuclear reactor physics and acoustic research in anti-submarine warfare.
Upon returning to Mississippi, he revived his rapport with the animals. Richard started welding miscellaneous scrap metal parts from his farm equipment in 2000. He welds these scrap (throw-away) parts into the shape of the animals he grew up with. He has had various exhibits at businesses, banks, libraries, art fairs and shows along with museums. Richard’s latest show is here at the Pearl River County Welcome Center in Picayune. Come and see if there might be something you threw away welded into one of his animals.
16. March 2013 05:30
Stop by the Pearl River County Welcome Center on March 30 to see the folk art of Ed Hahn, a former New Orleans resident now living in Carriere, Miss. He is the executive chef of Paul’s Pastry. His passion is food (he has been a chef for 35 years), but his real love is art. Ed has been carving wooden duck decoys since he was a small boy with his grandfather. His grandfather, Earl Bappert, taught him the techniques of repairing the decoys' heads and bodies before each hunting season. Ed had no idea that his love for hunting would turn into this fantastic folk art, also developing his skill in painting and carving. Don't miss Ed and his unique art March 30!
We will have several different displays for viewing and local celebrities to visit with throughout the month, please check our calendar of events and stop by to see us.
21. February 2013 05:05
The staff at the Pearl River County Welcome Center invites you to join us on February 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to interact with local veterans and members of the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Local Camp 373, Gainesville Volunteers. They will be discussing the Civil War and showing artifacts from the era. Please come and celebrate the day with us and take a few brochures along as souvenirs. Pearl River County Welcome Center, I-59 North, Picayune, Miss., 601.798.8184