10-01-2019 Music Makers

10-01-2019 Music Makers

 Changing Exhibit
 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., each day
  Delta Cultural Center & Museum, 141 Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena, AR 72342

 

 

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Delta Cultural Center (DCC) will premiere We Are the Music Makers!” featuring the work of photographer, Timothy Duffy who is also founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation.The DCC is located at 141 Cherry Street, in Helena.The exhibition will be up through January 4, 2020, of this year.Admission is free.The museum’s hours of operation are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We Are the Music Makers!consists of photographs that delve into the music culture of the South and the musicians who make it. At center stage are the stories of blues and gospel artists from across the Southeastern United States.They include the Grammy Award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops to lesser known artists like bluesman “Guitar” Gabriel and snake handler/circus performer Willa Mae Buckner. It is the hope that this exhibit will shine a light on the people that helped shape modern popular music as it is known today. “Music Makers” is real evidence that the music I have always loved is alive and well,” says Eric Clapton, rock/blues guitarist and singer.

The exhibit first premiered at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2014, and has since traveled to the Birthplace of Country Music, the B.B. King Museum of Art, Levine Museum of the New South, the Earl Scruggs Center, and many other national venues which now includes the Delta Cultural Center. 

To arrange group tours, contact Richard Spilman, DCC education coordinator at 870.338.4350, or [email protected]. Visit the Delta Cultural Center at www.Facebook.com.