SHARON MCCONNELL-DICKERSON: “A CAST OF BLUES”
ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The National Blues Museum presents Sharon McConnell-Dickerson “A Cast of Blues,” which features 40 life-cast masks of blues musicians. Big George Brock, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and Ruth Brown are just a few of the great blues musicians included in the exhibit. Additionally, “A Cast of Blues” also features a bronze sculpture of the hands of blues artist Johnny Winter. The exhibit will open on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 and will remain open at the National Blues Museum until December 8th, 2016. The
McConnell-Dickerson discovered her talent with clay when she began losing her sight several years ago due to a degenerative eye disease called uveitis. She was a former flight attendant and chef. Since discovering her new found talent in art, she found the landscape of the real Delta Blues men and women where she found the people behind the music and since captured them in hyper-realistic life-masks, creating “A Cast of Blues.” McConnell-Dickerson currently resides in Como, Mississippi. She gives lectures and demonstrations about her work across the country. Now nearly completely blind, McConnell-Dickerson continues to create great sculptures as well as large-scale minimalist paintings in oil on linen.
“A Cast of Blues,” is one of her most prominent works has traveled to Mississippi, France, and Alabama, and was also on view at St. Louis’ own Griot Black History Museum in St. Louis, as well as the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis.
Date and Time:
July 2nd, 2016 to December 8th, 2016
National Blues Museum
615 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101