Leave all your worries behind and come out to visit with Ke Francis, the founder of Hoopsnake Press
in Tupelo, as he reads a selection of short stories Friday evening at Burke's Book Store
. An exhibit of his work will begin immediately after at Jay Etkin Gallery (two doors south of the bookstore).
Francis is a narrative multi-media artist who has an extensive national and international exhibition record. During an active 40-year career, he has exhibited with, collaborated with, and curated exhibits with some of the most influential artists of this century, including Sam Francis, William T.Wiley, Bill Christenberry, Terry Allen, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg, Wendell Castle, Albert Paley, and Robert Stackhouse. His creative works in book arts, painting, printmaking, and sculpture have won grants and awards from the Rockefeller Bellagio Study Center, The Southern Arts Federation, The Susan B. Herron Award (Mississippi Arts Commission), the Beck Foundation, the Polaroid Foundation, and the Deep South Humanities Council.
Reading and art exhibit
Burke's Book Store & Jay Etkin Gallery
Friday, November 11