STAN STREET  HAMBONE GALLERY ...

IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

THANKS TO AUSTIN BRITT FOR DOING THIS AWESOME VIDEO FOR ME ,TO HELP BOOST TOURISM THROUGH ART AND MUSIC !

Posted by Stan Street on Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cajun chefs, bluesmen and red-haired women people the art of

Stan Street. On his canvas, New Orleans's Delta and Florida’s Big

Cypress Swamp blend into a stew of red hot licks and blazing notes. was only after years as a recognized blues musician in Florida that

he took up brush and paint. Street’s earliest art celebrated the

blues pioneers in wide slashes of brilliant color on slabs of

discarded wood, rescued from anonymity with portraits of the

likes of Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Robert Johnson.  After

some time in New Orleans, the juke joints and blues festivals of

the deep South started to breathe on his canvas. As he

experimented with different styles, drawing on the

Impressionists and Expressionists, Street “took what he needed

to know and went from there”.  Bold strokes and colors played

out the sounds he heard and played as a musical artist. “Being

self-taught is an advantage, in that doors are always open for

new development. My art will always have a primitive feel to it

and I try to give it movement and life.”

 

The biggest influence on Street’s art is the perspective of being a

blues musician. Growing up in New York he was influenced by

his father and uncle - classical percussionists - who encouraged

his creativity. He took up: sax, harmonica, percussion and

singing, accumulating credits in award winning blues groups. He

tours the Canadian blues festival circuit as well as blues festivals

and honkytonks of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and

Georgia.  Although Street called Florida his "home" for more

than 25 years, he has moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he

finds common ground with the primordial blues of the Delta,

and also will be closer to New Orleans, Chicago, and Kansas City.

 

Putting the music in his head and the vision of his travels onto

canvas are as natural as blowin’ a slow, low, blue note through

his well-worked sax. Street readily acknowledges one art form

supports the other and that his art work and his music are works

in progress. Leaving open the question “ does the music support

the art or does the art support the music?” To the fans of Stan

Street, that is a question that hopefully is never answered!

 

 

.......Linda-Lou Nelson, founder South Florida Blues Society

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Open since 2005, Hambone Gallery is an inviting space located in historic downtown Clarksdale owned and operated by Stan and his wife, Dixie Street. Building their vision from a vacant building, the two have crafted a venue that is both unique and welcoming to art lovers, artists, musicians, and storytellers from around the globe.

 

Open weekly as a gallery and bar --Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 5pm-- Hambone is also the location of special evening events including the popular Tuesday night concert series featuring touring and local artists representing a variety of genres (e.g. blues, roots, americana, folk, jazz, et al). For more info including a schedule of events see the Hambone Gallery Page.

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