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The Beacon Spotlights Local Art and Vendor Creations, Supports Community

Longtime artists Nicole Wyatt Jenkins and her husband, Jason Jenkins, own and operate The Beacon, an art-supply store that also sells a variety of local vendor-produced goods.

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Connecting Local Knitters through Common Thread

Judy McNeil, the owner and manager of The Knit Studio, has recently entered her 13th year in service to local creatives.

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Burrow Yourself in ‘The Fox Cave Chronicles’

When the pandemic shut down businesses and offices in March, Felicia Hobson was in the middle of changing jobs. She found herself out of work and searching for something to ...

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Prissy Paintbrush Studios Presents Paint 2 Go

Prissy Paintbrush Studios, a Ridgeland-based business that Hope "Prissy" Mallard opened in 2013, offers the increasingly popular Paint 2 Go kits that allow customers to unleash their inner artist within ...

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Azha Tattoos: Helping Others Tell Their Stories Through Body Art

Azha Sanders has worked as a licensed tattoo artist for 11 years and currently works at Forged True Tattoo in Brookhaven. The Kosciusko, Miss., native moved to Jackson when she ...

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“We Shall…” Encourages Mississippians to Unify at the Polls

Artist Sabrina Howard stands proudly by a brightly painted mural. Her thoughts turn to her father who often told her stories of how he faced numerous practices and tests designed ...

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Actor’s Journey: Jake Milton Starring as Himself

Although Jake Milton acknowledges that many actors "cut their teeth" by performing in plays and that he got his start on the stage, he always knew that his goal was ...

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‘Killers in Disguise’: A Tale of Adolescent Assassins and Rebellion

More dynamic, inclusive stories bent on championing relevant, valuable themes comprise the culmination of Jackson native Christopher Windfield's anime-inspired comic series, "Killers in Disguise."

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Designs by Dij, Custom Cards & More

Khadijah Muhammad had always loved to sing, but bad news silenced the songbird inside the Detroit, Mich., native when a doctor put her on complete vocal rest. "That's when I ...

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Silent, Yet Constant: Love, Togetherness and Unity

Soon after the death of George Floyd, Eli Childers felt moved to make a statement. ... He felt a burning need to creatively display his feelings about the grief and ...

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A Castle of Characters, Enchanting Memories

In 2015, Taylor Bridges found herself wearing glittery blue heels and a crystal-blue gown with powder blue sleeves, a semitransparent cape and white gloves as she stepped through King's Daughters ...

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Certifiable Studios: A Photo Gallery

Certifiable Studios, a gaming and creative studio founded five years ago by Jesse Labbé and Rick Moore, has produced a number of board games that have been purchased from fans ...

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Dice Rolls and Tokens and Cards, Oh My!

Whether your idea of a fun Saturday night entails braving an expedition through Antarctic tundra or gallivanting through a land of fantastical beasts to collect bounties with your adventuring party, ...

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Soap-Maker Cleans Up with Nerd Appeal

Memories of her grandmother, Maxine Towner, first nudged Anisa "Max" Martin into soap-making. But, a question from her daughter set the hobby in a playful direction that dabbles into nerd ...

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Home is Where the Robot Is: Kaz-Magic Studios

For Ridgeland resident Frederick Roseman, a freelance artist and local comic creator who uses the name Kaz-Magic Studios, the concept of family has been a driving force in both his ...

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