Sunday, August 11, 2013

PONZ at the BB King Museum!


I am proud to announce that my piece, "The Color of Blues", (a huge, carved, wooden installation), found a home on permanent display on the stage of the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center's "Club Ebony" in Indianola, Mississippi! 



The video above explains the museum and shows the installation of the piece. 

 
 Indianola is the birthplace of one of the pioneers of the Blues, BB King.  Club Ebony is where his musical career began.  The 16 million dollar museum is built around an old cotton gin where BB used to work and historic Club Ebony is maintained as a working "Juke Joint" to keep the spirit of the Blues alive.


 On 8/8/13 a reception was held with music provided by Dr. Alphonso Sanders, John Gray Shermyen and Jack McWilliams who cranked out the Blues!  I joined them on stage and created an improvisational painting which now also hangs in the club.

 

Thanks to Ann and John Shermyen who bought the piece and donated it to the BB King Museum, and to Kate Failing for her hospitality.

I can't wait to one day see BB King himself and a parade of other musicians play in front of my work!  If you are ever in the Delta, be sure to stop by The BB King Museum's, "Club Ebony"!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SOLD!

SOLD! I am proud to announce that my big Blues wood carving/ installation has found a permanent home on display at the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi! I will perform the final installation August 7, 2013.  I couldn't be happier!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The "Burnin' Blues" Collection!


SOLD! "Delta Blues" 24" x 11.25"
(All "Burnin' Blues" works are carved and painted wood planks). 


SOLD! "Burnin' Blue Spirit"  18" x 11.25"          "Burnin' Down the House" 11.75" x 7.25" $ 100


SOLD! "Juke Joint" 11.75" x 7.25"


 
 SOLD! "Burnin' Harp"  11.25" x 11.25"  



"Squeezebox Blues"  11.75" x 7.25" -$100                   SOLD!"Skippin' Blues" 11.75" x 7.25"


SOLD!  "Heavenly Blues" 10.5" x 11.25"


 
"Demon Boogie Blues" 18" x 11.25"-$200                    "Hot Time" 18" x 11.25"-$100  


 
SOLD!  "Burnin' up the Sax" 10.5" x 11.25"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The "Swamp Boogie" Collection!

   
"Swamp Boogie"  25.5" x 27.5" $400
(All "Swamp Boogie" works are carved and painted wood planks).


  
 SOLD! "Gator Boogie" 12" x 7.25" 

    
"Burnin' Heron" 18" x 7.25"-$120       SOLD!"Heron Sax Blues"18" x 11.25"      "Big Bass Heron" 18" x 7.25"-$100


"Gator Frog Blues"  18" x 11.25"   $150                          "Buzz, Bang, Boom"  18" x 11.25"  $150


 
"Sounds of the Swamp" 18" x 7.25"  $120                  "Catfish Blues" 18" x 7.25" $100


 "Gator Beats"  17.5" x 14.5"   $150

 
 "Saturday Night" 12" x 7.25"  $75                             "Sunday Morning"  12" x 7.25" $75


 "Foxy Rocks"  18" x 7.25" $75                        "Saxy Fox"  18" x 7.25"  $75


"Burnin' Gator Sax"  24" x 11" $125                  "Horny Gator"   18" x 11"   $125             SOLD!"Gator Bone" 24" x 11" 


SOLD! "Swamp Boogie" 24" x 11.25"   


SOLD! "Harp Frog Blues" 11.25" x 11.25"  


"Growlin' 'til Dawn"  12" x 18"  $250


 
SOLD! "Buzzin' Blues" 11.25" x 11.25"   

SOLD!"Gator Sax Blues" 12" x 7.25"                                        "Turtle Bop"12" x 7.25"  $75

Monday, June 25, 2012

The "Tiki Blues" Collection!

"Tiki Blues Jam" 25.5" x 27.75"  $500
(All "Tiki Blues" works are carved and painted wood planks).


 "Flaming Tiki" 11.5" x 5.5"-$75          "Bongo Tiki Blues"11.5" x 5.5"-$75        "Laughing Tiki"11.5" x 5.5"-$75


"Tiki Party"  19" x 24"  $400  


   "Tiki God of Bass" 18" x 11.25" $150                    "Big Saxy Tiki Blues" 18" x 11.25"   $150

 
"Big Bass Tiki Blues" 18" x 11.25"   $150                           "Saxy Tiki Blues" 18" x 7.25"  $125
"Burner"  11.5" x 5.5"   $75

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big Blues Paintings!


 "Universal Blues"
Gouache and Acrylic on Canvas,  24" x 36"  $750

"Improvisational Painting of Willie Green" Created on PBS (See video in sidebar) 
Acrylic on Canvas.  24" x 36"  $950

  "Out of the Delta"
Gouache and Acrylic on Canvas,  24" x 36"  $750


  "World Jam"
Acrylic on Canvas,  48" x 60"  $700

Friday, June 22, 2012

Big Carved Wooden Blues!

SOLD! "Color of Blues",  Carved wood Installation. Now on permanent display at the BB King Museum's "Club Ebony" in Indianola, Mississippi. I'm proud that this piece found such an historic and happy home!

 
SOLD! "The Color of Blues" 36" x 48", Carved Wood and Acrylic

"Improvisation" 45" x 48", Carved Wood $750

"Poets" 48" x 34", Carved Wood $650


"Brawl" 48" x 60", Carved Wood Panel $950

SOLD!"Improvisation 2"  45" x 48", Carved Wood


 "World Jam" 48" x 68", Carved Wood $950

 "World Jam" (Triptych), 48" x 34" each, (48" x 102" total),  Carved Wood  $950

Assorted 12" x 12", Carved wood World Musicians- $50 each

 Below:  

 Willie Green Performing at the 
"Color of Blues: A Celebration of Blues Art and Culture"
 Exhibition at the Cofrin Gallery, Gainesville, FL
January 7, 2011



Willie Green jams with the R. Mutt Blues Band at the opening reception.



Lunchtime Jam with Willie Green playing with Oak Hall High School musicians.