Harriet Tubman & the UGRR: The Art of Mark Priest, is an educational program comprised of over 60 paintings, drawings and prints. the artwork is a narrative collection of images depicting people and events connected with the UGRR conductor, Harriet Tubman. Images are sequentially displayed, telling the visual stories of documented historical accounts. The exhibition is a self-directed experience enhanced by DVDs, storyboards and brochures. Upon request the artist gives lectures, slide talks, or a guided tour, discussing paintings, process and research involved in creating the art, questions are encouraged. Each account has written storyboards with source material referenced, ensuring that the viewer gets a full understanding of the significance of the historical events portrayed. Short narrative video trailers can be played continuously to peak the audience's interest in seeing the full story in the visual narrative they are about to experience. The artwork range in sizes from 2.5" X 2.5" to 6' X 12". The paintings are acrylic on canvas, the prints are digital and woodcuts, the drawings are done in graphite or ink on paper. Many of the paintings are larger than life, immediately thrusting the viewer onto the threshold of the life of Harriet Tubman.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 3512 River Park Dr, Louisville, Jefferson, 40211
Contact Information: 502-778-3200 (main phone)
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Mark Priest
Location Type: Program
Freedom Seekers: Harriet Tubman
UGRR Operatives: Harriet Tubman