Pass Christian’s 3rd Annual Oyster Festival unveils two winning entries in their annual art contest
Pass Christian, Miss. (December 20, 2012)- The Pass Christian Oyster Festival will be held once again in Pass Christian Harbor January 26th & 27th for a weekend of music, art, rides and a tribute to the local delicacy the Oyster! Oyster Eve will be held Friday, January 25th at 6pm in the Harbor under the big top and tickets are available online. A full schedule of events is be listed on the event website, www.passchrisitanoysterfestival.com.
Each year the festival committee sponsors an art contest to provide the design for the festival t-shirts which are sold to raise funds for the Pearl of the Pass Scholarship Fund. They are pleased to announce that they decided on two designs from two talented artists, Sue Cox and Stephanie Caranna.
Sue Cox hails from the St. Martin community in North Biloxi. Her husband is Tim Catlett and they raising two Scottish terriers, Darby and Lexie Lou. Sue was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and considers herself an environmentalist and a nature lover. She creates her “Funky Yard Art” out of salvaged and recycled materials and concentrates on coastal themes. She can be seen at most festivals and strives to bring a bright and happy pop of color in homes and gardens.
From New Orleans, Stephanie Caranna visited the Gulf Coast as a child and loved the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She began drawing at an early age and dabbled in many mediums including jewelry making. Stephanie is married to Domonic Carrana a Chef at the Grand in Biloxi and they have a son, Leo. Stephanie resides in Pass Christian, a merchant in the Pass Market and the New Orleans Farmers Market in the French Quarter. Stephanie is best known for her oyster jewelry and is pleased to be painting again.
Both of these artists have been vendors at all the Pass Christian Harbor Festivals and we are pleased to recognize their beautiful designs and thank them for helping raise funds for the scholarship.