Black Folk in Art in Cleveland

The Black Folk Art in Cleveland exhibition was presented in 1984 by the Mather Gallery of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit was the result of a search for Cleveland’s African-American folk artists and the works created by them. It featured folk artists Peggy Davenport, Reverend Albert Wagner, Ruby Hall, Helen Dobbins, Jim Moss, Mickey Towns, Benjamin Collins, Perkine Lard, Marcella Welch, Nick Biggins, and J.D. Harmon. The collection consists of notebooks containing festivals and exhibition notes, a catalog, posters, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. It includes some biographical information about the participating artists, planning notes for the exhibit festival, and an exhibition catalog and poster.