by Devna Bose
Ridgewood Road is the site of one of Jackson's hidden gems, Studio AMN & Designs, a fine-arts gallery and "paint and sip" studio where clients can drink wine while creating art.
by Amber Helsel
The scent of Cajun spices wafts through the air at Gumbo Girl. A cashier in a black T-shirt with the restaurant's logo on it stands at the register, taking phone and in-person orders as a steady stream of customers walk into the restaurant.
by Micah Smith
At 15 years old, Kylen Davis already has a more impressive resume than many movie-industry professionals. The Hattiesburg-born actor has scored small roles in several major motion pictures, locally filmed projects and big-budget blockbusters alike, over the past four years.
by Todd Stauffer
A week before this BOOM Jackson went to the printer, a small group from TeamJXN and associated economic-development nonprofits went to Birmingham, Ala., to observe that city's economic development and downtown improvements.
by Tyler Edwards
Most people can pinpoint a time or event where their love of something began. Steve Clark traces his passion for contemporary art to his 20 years living in Chicago.
by Amber Helsel
In Gerard Howard's photograph, "A Walk Under the Bridge," the lines of two steel bridges stretch out into the distance, seemingly never-ending, as a woman pushes a stroller on a grassy hill against a backdrop of clear sky. The crisscrossing lines of the bridges' framework contrast with the stretching lines and curves.
by Alexis Ware
A group of women gather together in a home in Trujillo, Peru. They begin ripping old paper, which they soak in water to turn into pulp. Then they add the pulp to a sifting board to create handmade paper.
by LaShanda Phillips
Just inside the Mississippi Museum of Art is a treasure trove. At the Museum Store, books about art, both in Mississippi and around the world, line bookshelves. Interesting and quirky desk and household items, notebooks, notecards, toys and more line other shelves. Colorful jewelry sits in and on top of a glass counter by the cashier station. Art, T-shirts, mugs, and more from local and Mississippi creatives also inhabit the space.
by Dustin Cardon
Students from the Mississippi State University Architecture School on Capitol Street, where Anik Kurkjian’s (center back) business, Mississippi Light Collaborations, is headquarted, are helping bring the Mississippi Light Festival to life. From left to right: Lucas Posey, Rachel Patronas, Garett Yelverton, Kapish Cheema and Zac White Photo courtesy Ria Bennett
When Anik Kurkjian moved to the South from England two years ago, she says the light and colors here were an immediate inspiration for her work as a designer and producer of experiential events, such as theater, dance, film and marketing. When she first got here, Kurkjian says, she went crazy with her camera.
Boom Jackson in the business + lifestyle publication for Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding counties.