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Visual Arts Exhibit: George Hunt—From Cane Fields to High Cotton


GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE George Hunt.

IN THE LOBBY GALLERY May 1 - May 31

George Hunt was literally born in a sugarcane field on a plantation near Lake Charles, Louisiana.  As this show reveals, Mr. Hunt has come a long way from that field...marching through the past 7 decades with stops along the way that include the White House, Radio City Music Hall, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more than 30,000 post office locations across America.  George Hunt's story arc, with his talent and success, have landed him in High Cotton.  

While he has passed through lofty places, Hunt paints what he sees and what he knows. His paintings are grounded in the everyday lives of blues musicians and those struggling with civil rights inequities.   Hunt's images are typically brought to life with bright uplifting colors, sometimes in contrast to the reality known by his subjects.