Bennett Martin Public Library continues to host "A Cast of Blues" through August 11. The exhibit celebrates Mississippi's rich musical heritage featuring 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson. Fifteen color photographs of performers and juke joints by acclaimed photographer Ken Murphy also are on display.
Blues performances accompany the exhibit at Bennett Martin Public Library on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Keeping Blues Alive featuring the Redwoods, a BluesEd Band of talented musicians age 13-17.
Friday, August 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
First Friday event featuring Emily Bass and the Near Miracles, 6 to 7 p.m.
Organized and presented by ExhibitsUSA, a national part of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the exhibition was curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality, and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibitions on tour to more than 100 small- and mid-sized communities every year.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Mid-America is the oldest nonprofit regional arts organization in the United States. More information is available at www.maaa.org and www.eusa.org. Visit lincolnlibraries.org for more information.