Posts Tagged ‘blues’

I Have a USPS Stamp

ms-stampI’m pretty stoked about this, the US Postal Service just announced a stamp with one of my photos. It’s not a 1, 3 or even 20 Cent stamp, it’s a Forever one, First Class stamp, baby! It honors Mississippi’s designation as the birthplace of the blues & the photo is of the great Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. They go on sale early 2017. #honored #visitMS #Jimmyduckholmes #USPS#bluefrontcafe #foreverstamp #Bentonia #jukejoint

 Now for the official USPS statement: Mississippi Statehood (Statehood series)
This stamp celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood. Mississippi became the 20th state on Dec. 10, 1817. The stamp features a 2009 photograph showing a close-up of a guitar player’s hands. Mississippi is the birthplace of many legendary blues artists who created a uniquely American genre of music. Among states, the Magnolia State is 32nd in size, and with nearly three million people, it ranks 31st in population. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photo taken by Lou Bopp

The National Blues Museum

I am thrilled, humbled & honored to share the news that the new The National Blues Museum has recently acquired the 3 images below for their permanent collection. All three will be printed at 5 feet across. The Museum is scheduled to open April 2nd, 2016.

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                    Mr. Johnnie Billington

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LC Ulmer

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Leo “Bud” Welch

National Arts Club Invitation

LOU BOPP INVITE OPT 115-02 5/25 NYC Paul Gardner BBQ, Rose Show

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National Arts Club Exhibition in NYC

Closing Reception May 27th. You. Are. Invited.

Marquis Gallery
Lou Bopp: Mississippi
May 18 – 30

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 8.04.09 PMClosing Reception:

Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lou Bopp’s journey deep into the south began on a motorcycle, traveling Highway 61, through the heart of Mississippi. His love of the Blues fueled his explorations, where he found not only the Delta Bluesman, but also a lasting affection for the culture enveloping the music and the people.
Bopp’s passion developed into a life-long love affair, which begged to be documented and memorialized. Bopp explains, “The people of Mississippi are so rich with life, their stories are embedded in their scents, hands, gazes; they are draped in history. My goal was, and still is, to document all that is Mississippi. The authenticity of Mississippi can stop you in your tracks, it’s an amazing place.” His connection to people, his keen sensitivity to color and composition has resulted in a body of work that is both art and document.

Save the date~

Production moving right along….gearing up for the opening reception at the National Arts Club in NYC, featuring my Mississippi project. Opening night scheduled for May 27th. Stay tuned, details to follow.