Tag archive for Mississippi

The Shoe Lady — L.V. Hull

Viola “L.V.” Hull 1943-2008 Kosciusko, MS Yard art and mixed media L.V. is often referred to as “The Shoe Lady” because of her way with footwear. But shoes, it turns out, are just the tip of the iceberg. Every square inch was put to use….

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Despair at Margaret’s Grocery’s disrepair

March 2013: April 2007: Margaret’s Grocery Rev. Hermon Dennis— March 25, 1916 — September 6, 2011 Margaret Dennis— February 8, 1916 — October 7, 2009 Vicksburg, MS Folk art environment Things at Margaret’s have changed dramatically since the passing of Reverend Dennis and his wife,…

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‘Haint Right — Sulton Rogers

Taught wood carving by his father at age 13, Sulton Rogers’ fanciful figures were based on folks he met in his travels and animals inspired by his dreams. He worked for a number of years in Syracuse NY before he moved back to his hometown of Oxford.

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Margaret Dennis, namesake of Margaret’s Grocery, dies at 94

Margaret Rogers Dennis | 1916-2009 Vicksburg, MS Embellished visionary environment | Created 1994 to present 4:02 PM CDT, October 7, 2009 VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Margaret Dennis, the namesake and longtime proprietor of a grocery store that became a folk-art landmark in the Mississippi Delta,…

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Flooding in Missouri along the Mississippi

Ellsberry, Foley and Clarksville, MO Friday, 20 June 08 I decided to take a drive north of St. Louis to witness the power of the river.  Words can’t quite describe the sights )and smells) of the destruction.  But the spirit of the people, the volunteers,…

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Sister L.V. Hull—April 15, 2008

Viola “L. V.” Hull  |  c. 1943-2008 Koscuisko, MS Painter & home environment (from the Koscuisko Star-Herald) Remembering L.V. Hull “Jesus is coming to Kosciusko, Ms. 39090.” This was one of her favorite sayings to put on her gaily painted wooden crosses. And, indeed, Jesus…

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