Photographer Larry Blackburn has created a body of collaborative works with the help of our local arts community. Artists such as Rick Worth and Pam Hobbs have layered their signature styles onto Blackburn’s photographs, creating dual visions of Key West scenes.
Presenting portraits in oil of writers when they were young, before they were known for their work, Dillard hopes to show that they “were just ordinary people.”
“My hope is that future young writers will not despair that they look ordinary. Almost everyone does. That’s what ordinary means. Appearance has nothing to do with genius or talent or originality or anything else important. Appearance is misinformation.”
Bristol began her career as a portrait painter before adding clay to her repertoire. These days, she thrives in the dichotomy of the two mediums, imparting elements of West African and Caribbean design. This exhibition of works on canvas and in clay focus on The Grand Feminine and those experiences powerful enough she classifies as “soul captured moments.”