This special issue focuses on art in Mississippi. The state, and the artwork made there represent famous southern narratives. The culture is fraught with racial tension, holds to conservative, religious tradition, like a
caricature of what's found throughout the southeast, but epitomized there. Sallie Lumby Miller's textile work shows quilting and embroidery as something central to a women's lives. Grace Hampton assesses the condition of Black artists in Mississippi, and Ed McGowin offers a reconstruction of "Bobby D.'s cabin", paired with a true story, "When the Snake got on, Babby D. got off".
Reviews include but are not limited to Air and Ground Space Sculpture at the University of Mississippi, Arthur Dove at the High Museum, and Walter Hollis Stevens at Art and Architecture Gallery.