The Regional Arts Commission Presents
A Song from the Field
ST. LOUIS (January 8, 2016) – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents A Song from the Field which features local artists William Burton Jr., and Robert A. Ketchens. Pieces in the exhibition were inspired by four trips the artists made over a period of about 18 months. The artists spent time in the sacred sites of blues history and made connections between those places, their personal histories, and their contemporary existence and identity as black artists. Popularly known as the Mississippi Delta, the area of interest starts in Memphis and seeps southward like the mighty Mississippi. Though not really a delta, but the alluvial floodplain of the Mississippi and the Yazoo River, the territory is as legendary as the Blues Trail.
EXHIBIT NAME: A Song from the Field
ARTISTS: William Burton Jr., Robert A. Ketchens
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Gallery Talk: Friday, February 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
A Song from the Field continues through March 4.
All events are free and open to the public.
GALLERY HOURS: Mon through Fri from 10am to 5pm;
Sat and Sun 12pm to 5pm.
LOCATION: The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking
About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, and since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,700 grants totaling over $93 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and St. Louis County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. Visit www.racstl.org for more information, or follow us on Facebook at Regional Arts Commission or Twitter @RACStLouis.