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"Bouquet of Zinnias" by Clementine Hunter

Southern Folk Art Masters

Collection of works from the permanent collection by William Edmondson, Nellie Mae Rowe, Purvis Young and others; through Jan. 5, 2014

 

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Venue: Mennello Museum of American Art
Address: 900 E. Princeton St.
Phone: (407) 246-4278
Price: $5
 
 

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The Southern Folk Masters show is a selection of legendary visionary artists, including Mary T. Smith, whose untitled painting on a section of garden fence is a powerful red-and-black abstract expressing struggle. Inner-city Miami artist Purvis Young died in April of 2010; in “Angel Head,” his iconic spirits float over the miserable, hot buildings of Overtown wearing almost bodhisattva-like expressions. Also look for Nellie Mae Rowe’s “Untitled (Bearded Lady),” done in crayon – yes, serious artists use crayon too – a street scene rich with narrative and intrigue.

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