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July 31, 2015


2015 SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI






 

THURSDAY,
AUGUST 06:

MEET THE ARTIST: Q&A WITH SCOTT CAWOOD

The artist behind "Blues Portraits in Steel" will discuss his featured exhibit, a series of original portrait sculptures depicting legendary Mississippi Delta Blues artists.

Open to the public, at 2:00pm

 


Furry Lewis,
from the exhibit "Blues Portraits in Steel"
by artist Scott Cawood.

   

FRIDAY,
AUGUST 07:

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE

Award-winning student band opens the 2015 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

On the Delta Blues Museum stage, at 5:00pm

   

SATURDAY,
AUGUST 08:

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

From 9:00am to 5:00pm

   
SUNDAY,
AUGUST 09:
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Special Festival hours from 12:00pm to 5:00pm,

An additional "Meet the Artist" Q&A with Scott Cawood at 2:00pm

     

About the Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's first music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services-the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community- as well as a 2014 winner of the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The Museum is also recognized as a Great River Road Interpretive Center.

For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.

Members of the press may register in the PRESS ROOM on the Museum's website to access further information, downloadable images and related materials.

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Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.