Visitors Center to host Mad Marlin exhibition

Sculptor Marlin Miller, who created the majority of the sculptures on the Katrina Sculpture Trail on U.S. 90, will have his works showcased in a Biloxi Visitors Center “pop-up gallery” that will open Thursday, Nov. 13 with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception beginning at 7 p.m.

Miller, owner of Mad Marlins Studio in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., gained world renown after the City of Biloxi arranged for him to sculpt standing dead oak trees on U.S. 90. The trees had perished as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The sculpture trail, which has expanded to neighboring cities, has been featured in several national media reports.

Miller’s Visitors Center exhibition, which will be open daily and run through the end of the year,  will showcase his broad range of talent, which turns ordinary logs and pieces of driftwood into magnificent pieces of art that celebrate nature and our coastal environment.

“We are honored to have the chance to showcase Marlin’s creations, which will be for display and sale,” said Visitors Center manager Bill Raymond. “His Katrina sculptures remain a popular attraction for visitors, so what better location for this temporary gallery than the Visitors Center.”
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