Southside Gallery

Southside Gallery will exhibit photographs titled Rowan Oak and Beyond by Ed Croom and drawings and photographs titled Fly Away and Sail Away by Deborah J. Freeland from July 18th – August 5th. An artists’ reception will be held Tuesday, July 25th, 5 – 8 PM.


Rowan Oak and Beyond is a collection of botanical and landscape photographs Croom made on the grounds of Rowan Oak as well as landscape photographs from other Mississippi locations, including Oxford, Water Valley, and the delta. The Rowan Oak project began 14 years ago and culminated with the publication of a book of photography, The Land of Rowan Oak, in 2016. Croom has exhibited his Rowan Oak photographs at the University of Mississippi Museum of Art and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. This is Croom’s first exhibition at Southside Gallery.


Fly Away and Sail Away are two separate bodies of work that will be exhibited together. Freeland has made photographs of the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast over the years that she plans to exhibit in this exhibition. In addition to her photography, Freeland will also exhibit drawings of wildlife. Freeland has frequently exhibited her photography and drawings at Southside Gallery. Her most recent exhibition at Southside featured photographs Freeland made on the set of the 1980 film, Barn Burning, based on William Faulkner’s short story of the same name.


For more information please contact Southside Gallery by phone, 662.234.9090 or email,

Posted on July 20, 2017