It’s very important that when you are painting a Black subject, that they look “powerful enough to motivate them to feel confidence in themselves, to feel proud of who they are,” Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe said.
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Artist Lauren Yeager, who works with found objects, likes giving new life to items people toss to the curb. “To try to add value back to the item is like a way of recovering it,” she said.
"Live From Blueberry Hill" is taken from performances recorded between July 2005 and January 2006 at Blueberry Hill café in St. Louis, one of Berry's favorite places to play.