Thursday, June 02, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Self-Taught Artist Robena Perry

To highlight this Year of Alabama Music, the Alabama Artist Gallery featured the exhibit, Music Makers: A Celebration for the Year of Alabama Music (pdf of exhibit program)..In this radio program, Visual Arts Program Manager and Gallery Director Georgine Clarke interviews self-taught artist Robena Perry.  Perry has contributed her unusual sculpture "The World's Smallest Band" made of over a hundred Barbie, Ken, G. I. Joe, and other similar dolls that serves as a centerpiece for the exhibit.  Robena talks about her ideas behind the making of "The World's Smallest Band" and other smaller vignettes that she calls rooms.

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