Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 2017
Raised in Georgia, self-taught artist Winfred Rembert grew up in the 1950s rural south at the end of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. As a child he regularly worked in the cotton fields, a reoccurring theme in his work. Arrested during a Civil Rights march, Rembert taught himself to tool and dye leather while incarcerated. Rembert stretches, stains, and etches on leather to create scenes from memory, stories that tell the truth with art.
A documentary film about his life, All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert, was released in 2011. Directed by Vivian Ducat, it was announced as “Best of Festival” at the Arlington International Film Festival.
Special Events and Hours
All events are free, open to the public, and occur in Morlan Gallery—located on the main floor of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.Film
Screening with Director Vivian Ducat | Thursday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Lyric Theater (300 E. Third Street); Q&A to follow the film with Vivian Ducat and Winfred Rembert. Note, this is a kick-off event for Lexington’s Roots and Heritage Festival and is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception with Winfred Rembert| Friday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.; on-going artist demonstration during the opening; All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert director Vivian Ducat will be in attendance; All Me DVDs available for purchase by cash or check the night of the opening.
Friday, September 15, Lexington Gallery Hop, 5-8 p.m.