Trinity River Blues Society & Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival News. April 18-21, 2024!

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Trinity River Blues Society & Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival News
April 18-21, 2024

Eli Seratt, the Gallery Assistant of the H.C. Porter Gallery in Vicksburg,Mississippi. H.C. Porter, a multi-media artist whose work heavily features Mississippi Blues musicians, will be showing at the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival April 18-21, 2024 at Booth 582.

Stop by and let them know Trinity River Blues Society sent you!

Trinity River Blues Society is honored that the H.C. Porter gallery reach out to us. After doing their research for a Blues Society in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and its ties to the Blues, they came across your organization. They gave us high praise! We certainly appreciate it!

Bio of 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 2011, H.C. Porter’s work was included in the prestigious Mississippi Invitational at the Mississippi Museum of Art. 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. So please stop by Booth 582 and see the H.C. Porter’s collection of “Blues inspired artwork”!

We have the best blues community ever!