SOUTHERN CROSSROADS: BIRTHPLACE OF THE BLUES is a celebration of a musically important art form that has become famous around the world. The Blues were born of the poverty and hardships endured by African Americans living in the South in the first half of the 20th century. Musicians were mostly self-taught and in the early days often played on homemade instruments like a cigar box guitar. This exhibition celebrates the spirit of these musicians and artists. It also honors Willie Green, blues musician and recipient of the Florida Folklife Lifetime Achievement Award, for dedicating his life to carrying on the Delta-Blues tradition.
Please join us for a free, public
Reception Friday, January 26, from 6-9pm.
Featuring live painting and a musical performances by
Willie Green, Angela Terrell, The Ramblin’ Mutts,
Oak Hall Blues Rebellion, Scott Free and others!
Visual art by Ernest Lee, Emmett Williams, Ruben Wilkinson, Aileen Harris, Sean Dowie,Dale Gunnoe, Ponz, Trabado, Dupree, Ken Pease and the Stetson Kennedy collection of Sandra Parks.
*With “Soul Food” cooked by Nikita Wilson at K&K catering