This morning we went to the B’ham City Council meeting to see our friend Joe Minter (below from l-r: Mayor Bell, Councilwoman Smitherman, Joe, Hilda) be recognized for his artistic achievements. Next month, Joe and Hilda will be traveling to Santa Fe, as Joe’s “Katrina” piece will be included in the International Museum of Folk Art exhibit beginning July 3 entitled, “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster“. It’s a huge honor.
Joe presented the City with this assemblage which began as a screen door:
I visited Joe again last week — here he is with his Haiti Earthquake piece:
…and this is the new one representing the tornadoes we had here in April: