Artwork by Tessa Rose Stockstill
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST “Noon” by Tessa Rose will be on display in the “Day After Day” exhibit in the MGCCC Harrison County Campus Fine Arts Gallery through December 5, 2022.

“Day After Day,” an exhibit featuring the mixed-media paintings of MGCCC alum Tessa Rose Stockstill, will be on display at MGCCC Harrison County Campus’s Fine Arts Gallery through December 5, 2022.

Stockstill of Biloxi is a graduate of William Carey University, where she earned her master’s degree in art education. She has taught art courses at William Carey as well as the MGCCC Harrison County Campus.

In 2021, she began writing and illustrating children’s books. She has produced eight so far with more to come. She finds inspiration in everyday life and enjoys exploring parks in her spare time.

“Day After Day” features many of her most recent works, all of which feature whimsical depictions of animals, including her own cat “Blackie.”

“My artworks feature little, recurring animal characters,” she said. “The viewer can live vicariously through them as they explore and attend to their day to day lives.”

Tessa describes her featured pieces as having a kind of monotony to them. However, these works display a wide range of activities that feature the “little moments” that can make life worthwhile.

“Everyone has their day-to-day activities that are repetitive and redundant,” she said.  “But it is those small moments that help you break free. They can be that extra spark or add that extra spice to life.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Harrison County Campus is located at 2226 Switzer Rd, Gulfport. The art gallery is in the Fine Arts building, building D.

A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on December 5, 2022.

Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

For more information, contact gallery director Cecily Cummings at or 228.897.3909.

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