Ocean Springs High School Art Club murals featured in downtown

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Students from Ocean Springs High School’s Art Club are sharing their art pieces with the community.

Four murals designed and hand painted by students are now displayed on the side of a local business in downtown Ocean Springs. Art instructor Britany Oliphant said the students had been working on this project for months.

“They collaborated on their designs together and each team took a mural to paint. They are so excited to have their artwork showcased downtown in a public space,” Oliphant said.

According to Oliphant, this is the first-time students worked in a collaborative space.

You can find the 4′ x 8′ murals installed on the side of a recently restored Farragut Building. The murals feature sunsets, birds, the Biloxi lighthouse and even a mermaid.

Students told WLOX they chose to paint things that represent the City of Discovery and surrounding areas.

“We wanted to incorporate Ocean Springs. [For] people who come and visit just to get a basic knowledge of what Ocean Springs is all about,” Ava Remel said. “We also wanted to incorporate some things that may not exist, but we wanted to bring Ocean Springs to life by these art pieces.”

Art Club students are working on more murals that will be displayed throughout the city later this year.

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Leslie Rojas

Leslie Rojas

Leslie Rojas comes to WLOX from the Los Angeles area where she earned her degree in Journalism from California State University Long Beach.