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Honoring & Exhibiting works by Richmond Barthe' & USM Sculptors



Studio Waveland + Gallery is excited to be hosting an exclusive 3-day exhibition honoring Bay St. Louis native Richmond Barthé, his original sculptures, along with artwork by USM emerging sculptors.

In celebration with The 100 Men Hall's 100 Year Anniversary Studio Waveland will be kicking off the hall’s Harlem Renaissance Weekend festivities of telling the story of the 100 Years of the 100 Men Hall (

Alongside the original sculptures by Barthe, we are thrilled to be showing sculptures by talented University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg emerging artists.

This is a 3-day temporary exhibition of Richmond Barthe' sculptures and the works by USM sculptors on view:

Thurs, Feb. 2, 4-7 pm- Opening Reception, with music by Greg B.
Fri, Feb. 3, 12-4 pm - Gallery Open
Sat, Feb. 4, 12-4 pm -Gallery Open
Friday, Feb 10, 5-8pm - Food Truck Friday Gallery Night (only works by USM sculptors on view).

*Richmond Barthe' artwork on loan from private collection


For more information about the exhibit, visit or contact us at 504-914-9618.
228 Coleman Avenue Waveland, MS 39576 

Richmond Barthé

Harlem Renaissance superstar and Bay St. Louis native, Richmond Barthé was a painter and a sculptor and he rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance. He is one of the true stars of Bay Saint Louis and Mississippi. Barthé had enormous talent, but he also ground his work in a profound love of humanity. He said, "All my life I have been interested in trying to capture the spiritual quality I see and feel in people, and I feel that the human figure as God made it, is the best means of expressing this spirit in man.


Barthé is best known for his portrayal of Black subjects. The focus of his artistic work was portraying the diversity and spirituality of man. Born: January 28, 1901 in Bay Saint Louis, Barthé moved north in pursuit of training as an artist and eventually became associated with the Harlem Renaissance. He was one of the first African American artists to focus thematically on the lives of African Americans.

The Harlem Renaissance was a period of U.S. history marked by a burst of creativity within the African American community in the areas of art, music and literature. Centered within New York City's Harlem, the Harlem Renaissance began roughly with the end of World War I in 1918 and continued into the mid-1930s.

USM Sculptors

Artwork by USM emerging sculptors


Harlem Renaissance Weekend @
100 Men Hall


Feb 2- OFFSITE at Studio Waveland - Richmond Barthé exhibit opening @ Studio Waveland + Gallery
Feb 3- 4PM Unveiling of Ayo Scott's painting and Taariq David's cocktail @ 100 Men Hall
Feb 3- 6PM Harlem Renaissance Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (Big Bertha's Kitchen) @ 100 Men Hall
Feb 4- 7PM Harlem Renaissance Costume Gala with Berkley the Artist (Big Boyz BBQ) @ 100 Men Hall
Feb 5- 6PM Harlem Renaissance: Richmond Barthé - a moveable mélange of artistic performance featuring dance theater Mississippi @ 100 Men Hall

For more information about the 100 Men Hall's Harlem Renaissance Weekend please go to

Located at:

100 Men Hall D.B.A. Hall | 303 Union St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
(415) 336-9543

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