The church was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina but like so many buildings it was restored.
He was known as the Mad Potter.
He took 600 items to the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893 and won a Silver Medal.
Two other art exhibits: "The African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes The paintings are full- figure portrait of a popular black female soloist. Each wears an African mask, chosen for its character and/or aesthetic compatibility to her image, either an actual mask or a mask painted on paper, and applied to the canvas in the place of her face."
A second exhibit is by Sarah Qarqish / Morgan Welch. There is a three-dimensional wooden shape of balsam wood that is 26 feet by 6 feet high with various colors making interesting shadows on the wall.
The architecture of the buildings is interesting in itself. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Sad reminders of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina 9 1/2 years since it happened. There are still empty lots. We could see sidewalks or driveways. It was very sad to see daffodils blooming what probably had been around someone's house.
|This boarding house was the main setting in the movie.|
|Alice Moseley Museum was (on the second floor) a local Folk Art painter. Here's her famous: |
"My house is blue but the old lady ain't.
As we leave town we see one of the Angel Trees. (A former beautiful live oak tree)
A beautiful sunset.
We are staying at Walmart in Waveband, MS. We visited with Jane and Jack from Toronto. They have had Roadtreks for 25 years and traveled so many states and provinces of Canada. What great people we meet on the road and love hearing their experiences.
On the road again Friday Feb. 27 to Houma, LA. Phil is attending a genealogy meeting here tomorrow. We are staying at Capri Court RV Park.