September 2 - 30, 2023
From Red Bud Arts Center:
“We are thrilled to present Wayne Goodman’s “Storyville”, an exhibition at Redbud Arts Center East, on Saturday, September 2nd, from 6pm-9pm.
A late bloomer in the art world, self-taught 71-year-old Wayne Goodman of Beaumont, TX, began his artistic journey in 2012. Since then, he has masterfully harnessed his lifetime of experiences to produce “Storyville”, a body of work that reflects on past and present narratives. His stories are a testament to his dedication for creativity and his commitment to sharing chronicles that reflect both personal and historical truths. Inspired by his own family’s journey, he creates pieces that beautifully weave together past and present.Through humor and wit, Goodman navigates even the most serious subjects, inviting viewers to contemplate life’s complexities while sharing a genuine, heartfelt chuckle.
Wayne Goodman is a certified plumber by trade, an influential storyteller and SETX Folk Artist of Black History.
Drawing was not completely absent from Goodman’s life — he earned an associate degree in drafting from Lamar University. But it wasn’t until 2012 that he began to create his visual stories. He was drawing on the floor with young family members and one of the girls asked him for a specific image.
“She said, ‘Uncle Wayne, I want you to draw a picture with nothing but girls, no boys,” he said, laughing. “That’s the one I call ‘Girl Power.” Everything’s pink. One child, she’s drawing the hopscotch board on a concrete floor on the basketball court. That kind of kicked me off.
“I guess she contracted me to do that, and from that point on, I started just doing a lot of other little drawings with several other children.””
Reception: September 2, 2023 | 6–9 pm
303 East 11th Street
Houston, 77008 TX
(713) 862-2532Get directions