POSTER - CHITLIN CIRCUIT 100 YEARS OF WOMEN
Artist Adrienne Brown-David’s painting commemorating the 80 x 58" Chitlin Circuit was partially funded by the MS Coast National Heritage Area to help the Hall commemorate its centennial in four significant eras. The painting features Etta James, Irma Thomas, Sunny War and Quiana Lynell.
The poster has the 100 Men Hall logo and is fine cotton paper that is 18x24 or 9x12.
Founded in 1894 by 12 civic-minded African American Bay Saint Louis residents whose goal was to “assist its members when sick, bury its dead in a respectable manner, and knit friendship” the Hall grew to become a robust performance venue included on “the chitlin circuit”, an historic nationwide network of performance spaces, and a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail map.
Brown-David’s work captures Black childhood that is pure and uninterrupted by her focus on children and their real-life experiences as the subjects of her works. The need to capture the reality of their specific childhood and the freedom that comes with it is the inspiration that drives her, and it is essential that her work illuminates an often under-recognized narrative: that black childhood is as important and as beautiful as every other child's.