POSTER - JOHN BARNES MILITARY FUNK/DISCO
Rise of the DJ/Disco painting and sculpture, Military Funk, by John Barnes, 8 feet.
The art print has the 100 Men Hall logo and is fine cotton paper that is 11 x 17, including a white border.
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.
Barnes’ work is primarily wood, which he constructs into assemblages. Inspiration for his work is based on the surroundings in New Orleans and the delta region as a whole. It also is influenced by local news reports highlighting activities such as gentrification, income inequity, racism, violence and justice. For the Military Funk, Barnes used this article as inspiration.
The painting was partially funded by a grant from MS Coast National Heritage Area.