Lonnie Holley @ South Dallas Cultural Center

Who: Lonnie Holley
What: African Diaspora: New Dialogues
When: November 9
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
Event: Performance at 7:30,  Art Exhibition Opening: 6 pm

 

LONNIE HOLLEY

Holley’s music and his outsider status he will bring a new dimension to the African Diaspora series.
Here is a New York Times article from 2012 that puts him in both a musical and visual art context.
Exhibition in the Arthello Beck Gallery: Opening at 6 pm
There will be a group of four or five woodblock prints and a selection of 3 or 4 sculptures. I would want include a video monitor that will feature Lonnie in performance.
Lonnie Bradley Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man (born February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama),is a celebrated African-American artist, musician and art educator. He was born the 7th of 27 children, and claims to have been traded for a bottle of whiskey when he was four. Holley began his artistic life in 1979 by carving tombstones for his sister’s two children who died in a house fire. He used blocks of a soft sandstone-like by-product of metal casting which was discarded in piles by a foundry near his sister’s house. He believes that divine intervention led him to the material and inspired his artwork.

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