Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert

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When: Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Age limit: Not available

Where: The Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH

Categorized under: Art | Ongoing.

Recuring Event? Yes

Long Description:

This traveling exhibition of carved and dyed leather works by Winfred Rembert creates a vibrant, rhythmic imagery of the African American artist’s life in 1950’s-60’s Georgia. Featuring 29 works, including the premiere of several recent paintings by Rembert, the exhibition predominantly depicts the grueling task of cotton picking that the artist endured in childhood and later while on a prison chain gang. Rembert learned to work leather while serving seven years in state prison following an arrest from a 1960’s civil rights protest, a jail escape and near lynching. Years later, he turned his leather tooling skill to the creation of art as an outlet for the traumas of his life in the South. For information, contact The Butler Museum of American Art, 330-743-1107.

Event posted: Jan. 23, 2019

Last updated: Jan. 23, 2019

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH