Big achievements: Mississippi school celebrates 100 percent passing rate on state test while another student invited to art exhibition

Published 7:56 pm Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Mississippi School of the Arts recently announced its students had a 100 percent pass rate on the U.S. History state test for 2023.

Additionally, MSA visual arts alum Kwasi Butler has been selected as a 2023 Mississippi Invitational Artist by the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Primarily a painter, Butler’s art is a representation of his innermost thoughts as he captivates viewers with the use of vibrant colors and unique details found in his artworks.

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His work is currently on display at MMA.

“My paintings are reflections of myself. I focus on capturing the presence of the moment I’m in, leaving no stone unturned,” Butler said. “Color is my way of communicating the intensity of the emotional state I’m in.”