Acrylics on Board Framed with barn wood 18" x 16"
Acrylic on on gallery wrapped canvas, 24″ x 36" Cam is the grandson of Mississippi Hill Country Blues Legend Junior Kimbrough and son of Kenny Kimbrough. The blues is certainly in Cam's blood! https://jackdappabluesradio.tv/cam-kimbrough/?fbclid=IwAR2hvHR-8ABWjShS875KgaHwq1yg8_Y9O9TCcpGU8iWNKNAxijxFjpU4ZqY Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ncog.neatoe
Mixed Media on gallery wrapped canvas 24" x 48" Only Pickup at the Gallery or Contact for shipping cost These three young “Newsies” (boys selling newspapers on street corners) were photographed by Lewis Wickes on May 9, 1910 in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Wickes, a school teacher, sociologist and photographer, took photos of child laborers at the turn of the century. His work helped to bring about social reform and change child labor laws. One of his most compelling photos is of an 8 year old oyster shucker named Rosy who worked from 3 a.m to 5 p.m. She and her siblings began their careers “as soon as they were old enough to hold a knife”. So many things about this photo compelled me. The boy on the left with his up-turned collar, buttoned coat and ‘his old man’s pipe’ I picture as being from a higher class who really just wants to be one of the boys. The youngest to the right is seemingly cared for by the older two. My story of the young man in the middle is that he comes from an abusive home. With his over-sized coat and black eye I can hear a gruff father saying, “Come back when you are big enough to fill that coat!” It would be so interesting to hear the real stories from these three.
Acrylics on Board Framed with barn wood 17" x 15"
Mixed Media on on gallery wrapped canvas 36" x 24" Church was born on May 3, 1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina, to Ken and Rita Church. Church worked with his father at Clayton Marcus, a furniture upholstery company where his father was president. At 13, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local bar, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffett cover songs and a few of his own original songs in some dive bars. Some of these places were so rough that he got into a few altercations from the stage. For a few years, the band played often in bars and restaurants throughout North Carolina. The band "Mountain Boys" consisted of his college roommate, brother, and a fellow guitarist. Before moving to Nashville, Eric graduated from South Caldwell High School and then Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. Upon graduation, Church became engaged to a Spanish teacher in the town of Lenoir, North Carolina. The future bride's father attempted to persuade Church into a corporate career, which he rejected as an aspiring musician (and later referenced in his song "What I Almost Was" from his debut album). She broke the engagement and he headed to Nashville with his father's financial backing. His father also provided the opportunity to make contacts, and more importantly, time to focus on developing his songwriting ability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Church