H.C. Porter Gallery
H.C. Porter Gallery
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H.C. Porter Gallery is the signature gallery of Mississippi visual artist H.C. Porter. The gallery features photographs, limited edition prints and original paintings by the award-winning artist, who has been using her unique process to depict everyday life in Mississippi for the past two and a half decades.The fine art gallery, which also features contemporary work by visiting national artists, is in the heart of historic downtown Vicksburg. The artist lives and works above her gallery in her loft apartment and studio space.
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,866 contributions
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, H.C. Porter now resides in Vicksburg and owns the H.C. Porter Gallery at 1216 Washington Street. In fact, she lives in a loft upstairs. Described as a social realist and visual artist with an emphasis on painting and photography, the 56-year-old master printmaker sells and displays mixed media originals, fine art photography, serigraphs, giclees, reproductions, posters, fine art books and merchandise. Porter says there are three elements to her work--painting, printmaking and photograph. "And what emerges is the relationship," she says. On display in her gallery are and her website are acrylic paintings created over black silkscreen prints from her original photographs, such as works on noted musicians B.B. King, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, T-Model Ford, Cadillac John and Mickey Rogers. In a recent project, Porter collaborated with the Vicksburg National Military Park to create a history Civil War painting. Another popular project was "Blues at Home: Mississippi's Living Blues Legends," featuring 31 of Mississippi's living blues musicians. She also painted "Backyards and Beyond: Mississippians and Their Stories," which documented the first year after Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A trip to the H.C. Porter Gallery is an enjoyable journey into an art form that you don't often experience.
Written September 7, 2019
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hillarydavidson
Birmingham, AL76 contributions
Couples
What a delight. Had no clue what we were walking into... in terms of artistic talent and personal charm in upstairs loft where we stayed for the weekend. Absolutely amazing. We will return and insist our friends and family join! Cheer to you, HC Porter.
Written February 17, 2019
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Mrschicoaustralia
Vicksburg, MS37 contributions
The gallery is formal, the staff are attentive and the artwork is delightful. I loved seeing the stripped back paintings from original photos. She really does capture so much life in the south.
Written July 24, 2018
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GlassInMS
Hattiesburg, MS113 contributions
Family
Became familiar with this artist's work through a family member years ago, and have watched her career development with great sppreciation. Really enjoyed the series of snowman photos . . . illustrated both how creative people can be and how much Southerners enjoy a good snow! This is a good place to see what contemporary Mississippi artists are working on . . .very glad we took the time to stop in!
Written April 4, 2018
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1280rogers
Chicago, IL29 contributions
Solo
HC Porter's gallery adds some needed eccentric charm to downtown Vicksburg. Her photography is beautiful and the artistic elements she adds to make her prints are truly unique. I love stopping in her shop any time I'm in the downtown area.
Written March 27, 2018
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Kendo_upendo
Nottingham, UK24 contributions
Friends
This gallery is worth browsing. H. C. Porter is a distinctive artist and with all art it depends on the eye of the person viewing. Her pictures, both originals and limited edition prints are all for sale and they will ship anywhere in the world. The young lady who was looking after the Gallery was a mine of useful information and exceedingly helpful.
Written June 13, 2017
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bbg130
dc metro area329 contributions
Couples
Sadly we didn't make it to downtown Vicksburg in time to go into the gallery. We have one of her Jazz paintings in our home that we bought at an art show in Reston, Virginia years ago. Looking through the window we saw more lovely paintings. She's a talented artist and her gallery is worth a look - if you make it downtown in time unlike me.
Written May 9, 2017
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I'm so sorry we missed you! Our hours are 10:00 to 5:00, Monday - Saturday, but someone is always only a phone call away! We post our cell number on the door for just such occasions! I hope you will come back to see us or check out my Blues @Home project online at hcporter.com/bluesathome Warmly, H.C. "Chris" Porter
Written May 11, 2017
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VA45
Slidell, LA137 contributions
Couples
We stayed in the loft, and was surrounded by wonderful ART WORK. This is a real treat for the art lover and for couples. This is not for kids. You are very close to everything. The hostess is very helpful and knows the town well. Dinning is just outside the door and live music. There is a landing one can sit and look over the river, with a clear view. The Loft is very clean and neat, with all types of hand made art. Full Kitchen with everything ready to cook or make. It pored rain very hard and could not hear it, a very sound building. First floor is the Gallery full of H.C. Porter art work, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. Packed with Blue's area. Photos, crafts and Art.
Written August 13, 2016
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Heather M
Deming, NM1,044 contributions
Family
Nice contemporary mixed media art gallery. Art pieces are gorgeous! Staff member working there was very nice and helpful regarding the artwork and things to do locally. Too pricey for me. I couldn't afford anything. Still enjoyable to look around.
Written August 9, 2016
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JohnSmith1945
Jackson, MS2 contributions
Solo
Stunning gallery located in downtown Vicksburg, walking distance from shops, museums, cafes and restaurants. This contemporary Southern gallery is on par with galleries of New York. The current exhibition "Two Blocks Two Galleries" (August 8th - Sept 5th 2014) is a phenomenal group exhibition, consisting of work by various incredible artists. From mixed media abstract drawings and paintings to contemporary photography, the exhibition is outstanding. H.C. Porter Gallery is a must see if you are in Vicksburg.
Written August 15, 2014
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