National Blues Museum Showcases Mississippi Musicians

On April 2 the National Blues Museum opens its doors to impress the visitors with the brand new exhibit - interactive portrait series showcasing 31 Mississippi blues artists. Visual artist H.C. Porter used black and white photography, Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paints and silkscreen transfer to create the traveling exhibit "Blues @ Home: Mississippi's Living Blues Legends" featuring B.B. King, Bobby Rush, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Elmo Williams, L.C. Ulmer and many other notable blues men. The exhibit is complemented by recordings of each musician telling the guests his story, how he came to the blues and is followed by a piece of the music.

H.C. Porter decided to focus on the blues because this art form is an important part of the Mississippi's heritage. Many of the blues men have been born and grown up on the banks of the Mississippi river and have seen and lived the blues.

Artistic Works of H.C. Porter

The exhibit is created not only for blues fans but for art lovers as well. The artist expected the viewers to appreciate art first and then get interested in and learn about the Mississippi blues. His objective is to get the people not just hear the blues but to see the person and his personality behind the music and figure out what makes these singers Mississippi blues men.

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