Ruby C. Williams — Farming, Family & Folk Art 

When: Mondays-Fridays and Tue., Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28 2013

What: The vibrant exhibit in Gallery 221@HCC displays works of folk art communities that artist Ruby C. Williams has cultivated throughout her 80-plus years. Over the years, Williams has sold her vibrant paintings with the black-eyed peas, strawberries, watermelons and collard green at her self-built market in Bealsville, Fla. For the exhibition, one wall presents a three dimensional choir of life-size painted characters inspired by Williams‘ broader community. The land that Williams’ lives and works on in was founded by her family, and four other families of freed slaves in the late 1800s. Her work was once part of a traveling folk art show featured at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C.

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