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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Art and Music of Minnie Black


 The work of Minnie Black, widely known as "The Gourd Lady," will be on display Feb. 6 through March 1 at Angel Mounds. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and feature the debut performance of the revival of Minnie Black’s Gourd Band. Minnie was born in 1899 in East Bernstadit, Kentucky. She began raising gourds in the late 40s and soon developed her own style of gourd art. She passed away in 1996.