Over the last several years Vicksburg-based artist H.C. Porter traveled across Mississippi document blues artists through oral history interviews and photographs, which she used as the basis for a series of thirty paintings. The portraits include a wide range of artists, ranging from B.B. King to lesser-known musicians such as T-Bone Pruitt of Laurel and YZ Ealey of Natchez. To read more about the project and to view many of the portraits, visit the Blues @ Home website.
The opening reception for Blues @ Home will take place on Thursday, August 21 from 6-8pm at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, with an "After Glow" party following at the nearby Club Ebony. The exhibit will remain up into the first week of Bridging the Blues.