IN CELEBRATION OF BAILIWICK'S TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' PLAY FESTIVAL,
ANATOMICALLY CORRECT presents:
Acrylic & Watercolor Paintings
Among the paintings in the exhibit is Mr. Tucker's painting of Tennessee Williams' residence where Williams created some of his dramas and Tucker's photographs of the French Quarter's annual "Stella Contest" where contestants shout the infamous line "Stella!" from A Streetcar Named Desire.
The exhibit also features other historical documentation on the life of Tennessee Williams, including a print of an oil painting, "Tropical Scene" of the Florida Keys, which was painted by Tennessee Williams in 1928 when he was bedridden at the age of 17.
On exhibition at Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2001 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Regular Viewing hours: Tues - Thurs (noon -6 pm); Fri - Sun (noon - 8 pm)
The quilts are on exhibition through May 27, 2001. Admission is Free.
This art exhibition is in complement to Bailiwick Repertory's Tennessee Williams' Play Festival.
BIOGRAPHY OF LEE TUCKER
The regional life of Mr. Tucker parallels that of Tennessee Williams in several areas. Mr. Tucker is a native of St. Louis, Missouri (where Tennessee Williams lived as a youth); Mr. Tucker received his BFA from Southwest Missouri State University (Williams attended the University of Missouri); and Mr. Tucker has lived in the French Quarter of New Orleans since 1971 (Williams spent much of his later years writing in New Orleans' French Quarter).
Lee Tucker is a French Quarter artist at historic Jackson Square in New Orleans. In addition, he shows in galleries in the U.S. and England. Tucker excels in acrylic and watercolor painting, pen and ink drawings and photography. Although much of his work is inspired by old New Orleans and Louisiana environs, his scenic and slice-of-life representations extend within and beyond the shores of the U.S.
Mr. Tucker's work is featured in corporate collections in this country and Japan and he was recently commissioned by the Louisiana's Elmwood Medical Center to create paintings for their hospital and by the Louisiana Criminal Courts to paint courtroom portraits of their retiring justices. Lee also has numerous internationally distributed CD and album covers to his credit.
When he is not painting, Lee contributes his time and talent to inner city children's arts programs, public television and preservation groups. He is a founding member of Friends of Jackson Square and serves on the French Quarter Citizens for Preservation board of directors, working tirelessly for appropriate development in the Vieux Carré.
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