Thursday, July 24, 2008

What's On the Wall?

Carol Karotis, Gallery Director, and Cathy Denning, Art Intern - Kansas City Art Institute, hang the current exhibit, Native Son: A Retrospective of the Works of Leroy W. Allen at the Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities Gallery

Keep your eyes peeled and glued to the TV while watching the new reality show, Family Foreman! Don't know if you'll see it, but there is a Leroy Allen painting in the background. Early on the producer's of the show contacted us to let us know it was a part of his collection and to get proper clearances should it be included. Great!

The painting itself is very poignant because it, like a number of Leroy's works, had special family significance. In this instance, the picture is of a country church and several of its patrons as they are leaving a Sunday service. A couple of the patrons are deep in conversation! The church is the church our grandfather attended -one he rode his horse to every Sunday and tied his horse up to a nearby tree until time to ride him home again. Our grandfather was also the subject of another major one of Leroy's works that is currently a part of a national tour. Our grandfather was from, and the church and patrons in the painting in George's collection, are located in Mississippi.

So make sure to catch the show! It comes on Wednesday nights on the TVLand Channel. Picture in the background or no, it is a really fun reality show!


princessdominique said...

Kudos! I'm a reality show junkie. I'll watch!

Peggy said...

Excellent Princess. I think you'll enjoy it!