Workshop Students Document the Arts in Oxford
Last week, we hosted a three-day documentary workshop for 11 incoming and current MA students in Southern Studies and students in the new MFA in Documentary Expression program. Documentarians Andy Harper, John Rash, and Rex Jones of the Southern Documentary Project and Ava Lowrey and Sara Wood of the Southern Foodways Alliance planned and led the workshop. We began by introducing different documentary methods, and then moved on to group projects documenting three Oxonians involved in the arts.
A COLORFUL MESS
Rachel Childs, Mary Stanton Knight, Chelsea Loper, and Jonathan Smith interviewed Oxford artist and English professor Blair Hobbs. Andy Harper served as their instructor.
Powerhouse of the Arts
Students Don Harvey, Jasmine Karlowski, Susie Penman, and Hooper Schultz interviewed Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. John Rash and Rex Jones led the group.
Randy Weeks, Mississippi Songwriter
Students Keerthi Chandrashekar, Je’Monda Roy, and Jimmy Thomas interviewed songwriter Randy Weeks. Ava Lowrey served as their instructor.