Biloxi-themed artwork unveiled at the Biloxi Visitors Center

Coast writer, editor and artist Karen Bryant unveiled a new collection of “word map” T-shirts, bags and aprons today at the Biloxi Visitors Center. And each piece makes prominent use of the names “Biloxi,” “Harrison County” or “Mississippi,” and boundaries of those areas.

Bryant’s mix of design and words, especially the name “Biloxi,” is a follow-up to her word-artwork depicting neighborhoods of her hometown, Gulfport. The Gulfport line was originated as a birthday gift for a friend. “This was the year after Hurricane Katrina, and we were still dealing with the loss of our landmarks and neighborhoods, which had been forever altered,” Bryant said. “The design was meant to bring to mind those places we knew and loved — to be appreciated from an insider’s perspective.”

Select designs are now available as wearable art and accessories at the Biloxi Visitors Center.

“I am so happy to have my representations of Biloxi and Mississippi in the Visitors Center,” Bryant said. “So far, the response has been great, and I am appreciative and humbled.”

In addition to word map prints and wearable art, Bryant has added a new line of print work: custom cards, posters, and party printables.
See photos from the unveiling