On February 3, the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette opened “Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky and Wyatt Collins Collection.”
An encyclopedic survey of vernacular Southern art, the exhibition is organized by Gus Kopriva, an independent curator and the owner of Redbud Gallery in Houston, Texas. The exhibit is supported in part by 2016 LEH Rebirth Grant, and closes August 12.
Among the many artists represented are Mary T. Smith, Howard Finster, David Butler, Tom “Deacon Man” Steck, Minnie Black, B. F. Perkins, Sam Doyle, Theora Hamblett, Pat Juneau, James “Son” Ford Thomas, Helen LaFrance, Reverend Herman Hayes, Mr. Imagination, Clementine Hunter, Jimmy Sudduth, Rita Fontenot, Prophet Royal Robertson, Tim Lewis, Shawne Major, Burgess Dulaney, and others.
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