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artist , recreational facility executive

Constance Keith Alford, American recreational facility executive, artist. Recipient purchase award Peat Marwick, Jackson, 1987; Fulbright-Hays Teacher Exchange, Manchester, England, 1972-1973.

Background

Alford, Constance Keith was born on March 27, 1943 in Louisville. Daughter of Jack Edwin Rogers and Constance Kennedy Moehlman.

Education

AB, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1965. Master of Arts, University Mississippi, Oxford, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, University Mississippi, Oxford, 1972.

Career

Art teacher Clay County High School, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 1965-1966. Art instructor University Mississippi, Oxford, 1967-1972, assistant professor art, 1972-1973. Assistant/associate professor art Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi, 1975-1996.

Summer crafts counselor Camp Monterey, Tennessee, 1984-1995, camp director, since 1996. Lecturer art Elizabeth Gaskell College, Manchester, England, 1972-1973. Board member Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson, Mississippi, 1978-1982, director, consultant summer art for children, 1983-1984.

Commission panelist Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson, 1988. Director Port Gibson Main St. Board, 1991-1998.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited at Louisiana World Fair Exposition, New Orleans, 1984. Invitationals include Appalachian State University-Catherine University Smith Gallery, Boone, North Carolina, 1988. One-woman shows include Northeast Louisiana University Gallery, Monroe, 1993, MGCCC Gallery, Gautier, Mississippi, 2001.

      Group shows include Jewish Community Center Gallery, Ellisville, Mississippi, 1999, Bi-State Development Agency Exhibit, Meridian, Mississippi, 1999, Mississippi Art Colony Travelling Exhibit, since 1984, revolving art program, Mississippi Governor's Mansion, 1989-1990, others.

Membership

Guest speaker Alumnae Career Day, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1974. Member Port Gibson Preservation Commission, 1992-1998, chairman, 1994-1998. Member Claiborne County Preservation Commission, Port Gibson, 1992-1998, vice president, 1996-1998.

Participant, hostess Countryside Institute, Port Gibson, 1996. Member Mississippi Art Colony (vice president since 1999, board member, 1st place 1984, Fontaine award Best in Workshop 1985, Marie Hull 1st place 1986, Top Purchase prize 1998, 1st place 1998, 2nd place 1999).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collecting art.

Connections

Married Prentiss Keith Alford, September 4, 1965. Children: Claiborne Kennedy, McKenna Caswell.

father:
Jack Edwin Rogers

mother:
Constance Kennedy Moehlman

spouse:
Prentiss Keith Alford

child:
Claiborne Kennedy Alford

child:
McKenna Caswell Alford