Women regularly met to help each other in ways other than mending and sewing. They shared recipes, tips on managing a household and discussed issues related to the community. The women in this collage were waiting while their husbands attended a political meeting.
Teenagers had coke parties in their homes where we danced or just listened to the music - everyone brought their favorite 45s. I especially liked "Going Out with the Tide" and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" sung by Jivin' Gene and the Jokers from Port Arthur, TX.
|IN THE MIDDLE (Google Eyes) is the collage featured on the museum web-site. I recently sent 100 Gumbo Girl collages to the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, for an exhibition June 15 - July 21. The collages are all hung from clip boards.|