MOSS POINT, MISS. - The Moss Point Fine Art Gallery at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center welcomes a new art exhibit featuring the winners of Mississippi’s 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest on Thursday, July 6. The exhibit will display beautiful paintings and drawings of North American waterfowl species by students in kindergarten through high school.
The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp educational program that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students express their newfound knowledge by drawing or painting a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Students then submit their artwork to their state art competition. The first, second and third place winners of Mississippi's 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest will be on display in the Center’s exhibit.
In addition to Duck Stamp art, there will be hand carved and painted duck decoys on display and for sale. Each decoy is uniquely carved from a single block of mahogany wood and hand painted with the unique markings of the male American Wood Duck.
The Mississippi Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit will be on display at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center from July 6, 2017 until August 4, 2017. The Center will host a reception, open to the public, to celebrate the exhibit’s opening on July 6 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. The Center, located in historic downtown Moss Point, Miss., is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Learn more about the Pascagoula River Audubon Center at http://pascagoulariver.audubon.org.