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Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Art and Music of Minnie Black opening reception


The work of Minnie Black, widely known as “The Gourd Lady,” will be on display Feb. 6 through March 1. An opening reception Feb. 6 will feature the debut performance of the revival of Minnie Black’s Gourd Band. Minnie was born in 1899 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, and created hundreds of sculptures and instruments from the gourds she raised. She and her friends performed in an all-gourd band that become the subject of an award-winning documentary. She passed away in 1996.