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Oct. 13, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

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Clementine Hunter Traveling Exhibit at Jeanerette Museum
JEANERETTE, La.--- The Jeanerette Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter from Nov. 10 through Jan. 15. The exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum focuses on the importance of Hunter's work as a chronicler of rural life and serves as an example of her innate artistic talent.

With more than 20 images of works by Hunter, the exhibit captures the spirit of her life and work. As with most folk artists, Hunter's art reflects the tragedies and triumphs of a simple and unadorned lifestyle. Her work depicts exactly what she knew, the agrarian existence of life on Melrose Plantation and the small traditions and ceremonies that mark a person's progression from birth to death. 

What is truly remarkable about Hunter's art is not only her prolific creativity but also her unwitting role as social commentator. Hunter's art unknowingly recorded for posterity a lifestyle that is almost unrecognizable today.

Hunter was a self taught folk artist and is the first African-American artist to have a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In her early years, she worked as a farm laborer who never learned to read or write. Later in life, she began painting using brushes and paints left by an artist who visited Melrose plantation. 

Seating may be limited.  For more information on this free program suitable for adults, contact the Jeanerette Museum at 337-276-4408, visit JeaneretteMuseum.com , email jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or follow the museum on Facebook
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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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