The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) at St. James' Episcopal Church began a new ministry in May 2017, Art for the Soul. Each month different artists have their work displayed in Fowler Hall, including paintings, photography, and other forms of art, such as pottery, jewelry and mosaics. This program allows the artist to showcase and sell art to the members of St. James’ as well as others who attend various programs throughout the month. The proceeds from Art for the Soul go to support outreach ministries. Please come visit our display in Fowler Hall. Purchases can be made by contacting Cathy Richardson at 601-572-5096 about making a purchase
Jack Catlette is a life-long resident of the Mississippi Delta. As a child Jack developed a love of art from his father who was an artist and his mother who was the family photographer. Jack’s photography and paintings are inspired by the Delta’s people, landscapes, wildlife, and architecture. Jack has received numerous awards for his work which include Best in Show for his Man on a Wheel at Double Decker, (Oxford), Crosstie (Cleveland), and Delta Artists Association (Greenville). Most recently he received the Delta Artist Association Merit Award for Grain Elevator, Inverness, MS. Jack has been the featured artist at the Mississippi Library Commission (Jackson), Delta Magazine, and the cover of Life in the Delta. His work is featured in numerous locations to include MM Shapley (Ridgeland), Central Nephrology Center (Flowood), and Town Market (Inverness). Jack’s work is available for purchase at Montage Market Place (Greenville), The Crown (Indianola), and Turn Row Books (Greenwood). Jack’s work can be viewed at his Moon Flower Photography website https://www.jackcatlette.com/.
I was born in "LA" (lower Arkansas), where flowers flourish and southern ladies know how to plant, grow and arrange them. Since this is my heritage, I claim it and incorporate it into my artwork with great love. Southern culture with its’ traditional designs led me to china painting versus more contemporary art forms. I painted these lovely designs while other kids were learning to play piano. I appreciate the beauty of plants and the mystery of their color, whether sharp and unexpected or more subtle, and incorporate this into my enamel work. My pendants grow from multiple enameled pieces and stones that uniquely mimic flowers and plants. Basically, a visual person, I am more concerned with shape, form, structure and color. These are the things I think about and use in my one-of-a-kind enamel work which continues to change as my expertise grows. There is something truly magic about enameling and the sense of anticipation as each piece emerges from the kiln to take on new color.