West Jackson Open Houses

A couple of West Jackson venues hosted open house events last week.

COFO Complex

On Tuesday, November 16, Jackson State University’s Fannie Lou Hamer Institute hosted an open house for the COFO Educational Complex.  This project, initiated by the Vice President for Federal Relations and the Center for University-Based Development, aims to create a location in which visitors can learn about the civil rights issues of the past and present.

During the program, Daphne Chamberlain, Ph.D., was introduced as the project manager for programming within this space. Once Jackson State’s spring semester begins, Dr. Chamberlain plans to have the facility open to the public every Tuesday from 9 a.m. t0 4 p.m.

Elim’s Art Concepts

On Thursday, November 18, West Jackson welcomed the opening of framing and design company, Elim’s Art Concepts (601.540.4810).  This store, located at 1434 Ellis Avenue, is the second location for owner Harold Hart’s business. Hart’s original store is located in the Jackson Medical Mall.

The store hours for Elim’s West Jackson location are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. , Monday through Saturday. There is some pretty cool artwork in the store and their framing capabilities are pretty awesome, so make sure to drop by for a visit. The store is located next to Wing Stop on Ellis Avenue.

Owner Harold Hart (center) along with his brothers Rodney Hart (left) and Reginald Hart.


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