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Will Coppage Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant







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Contact: William Lusk Coppage

910-264-3011 / william.coppage@gmail.com


Will Coppage Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant


JACKSON, MISS. – October 11, 2021 – Will Coppage of Greenville, MS has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.4 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2022 and will be used to purchase art supplies and equipment. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


“The state’s arts community has displayed such resiliency during tumultuous times, and we are very pleased to provide grants to these worthy artists,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “Mississippi’s artistic legacy was built through the talents of its exceptionally creative citizens. These funds help support the next generation of amazing artists and ensure that the story of artistic excellence in our state lives on.”


Coppage, an accomplished writer and musician, explores the landscape and derelict buildings of the Mississippi Delta in his visual arts. Working mainly in acrylic and watercolor, Coppage blends nostalgia, sense of place, and Delta-centric imagery to highlight both loss and salvation in his work. “I cannot thank MAC enough for this award,” said Coppage. “Funding through the Covid-19 rapid-mini grants create a landscape for artists to continue their work to push boundaries and grow, even when faced with challenging times.” See more of Coppage’s work at williamluskcoppage.com.


The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving more than two million people through grants and special initiatives that enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote arts education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. MAC is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation for Mississippi and other private sources. For more information, visit www.arts.ms.gov.


For information about the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov.


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