Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends by H.C. Porter | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends by H.C. Porter

Chaney & Martino Galleries, 2nd floor

Gallery Reception | Thursday, January 18th at 6 pm.

Meet the artist as well as some of the living Blues legends. Live performance to follow

Bobby Rush and Company Live Performance | January 18th at 8 pm | Buy tickets HERE


H.C. Porter, Pat Thomas, (left) Mixed Media (right) Fine Art Photography

Exhibitions Statement

H.C. Porter’s Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends provides a glimpse into America’s music and the unique cultural heritage of Mississippi’s blues legends. The 31 portraits, created by internationally known artist H.C. Porter, are paired with the music and oral histories of the legends to create a multimedia experience. Hear the Blues. See the Blues. 

To learn about the Mississippi Legends who are featured in the exhibition click here.


H.C. Porter, (left) YZ Ealy (right) Hezekiah Early, Mixed Media


Artist Bio

H.C. Porter, a Jackson, Mississippi, native, is an internationally known painter, printmaker and photographer with a signature gallery in historic downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her artwork is in private and corporate collections around the globe and has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions for the past 30 years. Most recently, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., added one of Porter’s pieces to their collection. In 2015, her Backyards and Beyond painting series became a permanent exhibition in the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland. Her work is featured on CD covers, including one featuring the voices of Maya Angelou, Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan. Porter’s work is also featured on the cover of Beyond Katrina, a book by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her work hangs in the Mississippi Senate offices in Washington, D.C., and is in the collection of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Marsha Barbour. In 2009, Porter received the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters Visual Arts Award and was included in the 2011 Mississippi Invitational at the Mississippi Museum of Art. She has been the recipient of a Visual Artistic Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. 



Artist H.C. Porter with her book Blues @ Home: Mississippi's Living Blues Legends

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