Artist http://redriverradio.org en Keachi, La. artist preserves legacy of "Porch Crew" http://redriverradio.org/post/keachi-la-artist-preserves-legacy-porch-crew <p>A Keachi, Louisiana, artist cares deeply about the legacy of a group of African American men who in the 1970s and '80s parked themselves on the porch of a shuttered country store and told stories about a bygone era. <a href="http://traviswhitfieldart.com">Travis Whitfield</a> was so intrigued by the men that they became his studies. He painted their portraits, took hundreds of photos, and recorded their conversations beginning in 1973. Many of these images and artifacts are on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Whitfield’s “Further On Down The Road” exhibition.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:26:42 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23649 at http://redriverradio.org Keachi, La. artist preserves legacy of "Porch Crew"