Welcome to the land where blues began

Previous Exhibit - Whiskey, Wine and Women: Paintings of Delta Blues Masters

10/5/2006 - 04/11/2007

"Whiskey, Wine and Women: Paintings of the Delta Blues Masters," features works by artist Karen Hollowell. Her paintings have an unusual story behind their creation.

After learning that some of her loved ones were terminally ill, the artist retreated to her studio where she cranked up her favorite blues music and began painting tenaciously.

A longtime blues fan born in Detroit, she suddenly connected to the music in new and deeper ways. When the paint finally dried, she had 10 portraits of Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Big Joe Williams, Son House, Lightning Hopkins and other Delta blues legends hanging on her studio walls.

"I feel like my canvases are going to their rightful home in the Mississippi Delta -- where the blues began," says Vancouver-based Hollowell.

"Whiskey, Wine and Women: Paintings of the Delta Blues Masters" is Hollowell's first North American museum show.

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