Dreams and Visions

Angel's Request #2, 1956, by Theora Hamblett.

Angel’s Request #2, 1956.

After an accident in 1954 that broke her hip and required surgery, Theora Hamblett began to paint her dreams and visions. Many of her visions showed religious scenes, which she often painted in a series to tell a story. She sold very few of these paintings, as they were deeply personal and she believed to be a testament of her faith.

Mississippi Women

Untitled, n.d., by Mae Helen Flowers. On loan from the Collection of Carolyn Carothers.

Untitled, n.d., by Mae Helen Flowers. On loan from the Collection of Carolyn Carothers.

 

Mississippi Women highlights works by fifteen Mississippi women artists of the 20th century. For most, their gender, geographic origin, and timeline are where their similarities end. Their choice of mediums vary widely from painting on a pair of shoes, to the traditional oil on canvas, or encaustic pigmented wax on copper plate. A strong Southern Baptist faith may play a central theme in one artist’s work, while other artists have chosen nonrepresentational styles such as decorative post minimalism or abstract expressionism.