-SUBMITTED WORK AND STATEMENTS BY MISSISSIPPI ARTISTS
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Olivia Brekelle Hodgson was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi. This was where she was raised, being homeschooled from first grade through twelfth grade. While being homeschooled during this time, she attended art classes from a local artist, who taught her painting, drawing, and other mediums of art. At the age of eleven, she expressed in interest in learning how to crochet. Her mother hired an instructor for her to teach Olivia the core lessons of crochet. Later on in life, Olivia attended Copiah Lincoln Community College, where she obtained her Associate’s degree in visual arts in 2018. She later moved to Hammond, Louisiana, where she studied Fine Arts at South Eastern Louisiana University. In the fall off 2020, she obtained her Bachelors degree in the Fine Arts, with a concentration in sculpture. She is currently a working artist, further exploring her craft in textiles and soft sculpture.
The Little Yellow Building is the creative art studio of Mississippi artist Derek Covington Smith. TLYB was established in 2018 to help grow and promote visual art in the state through opportunity, exposure, and education.