Friday, August 1, 2008

Woodblock print by Clyde Connell from the Caddo Parish Penal Farm,

Clyde seemed energized by life alongside black prisoners at the Penal Farm. It reminded her of her childhood on the Dixon plantation. She loved listening to the singing of spirituals. She painted portraits and made woodblock prints of many inmates. She said that she gave most of the pieces to the prisoners.

1 comment:

Kathryn Usher said...

What a great idea. This is the first time I've watched an exhibit being built.

Is this what's missing in the artist/art collector relationships in SB Land? Do we need to do more relationship building even before the show opens?