Lonnie Holley Spiritual Performance
Saturday October 06, 2012
Lonnie Bradley Holley was born February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Lonnie Holley was taken from his mother when he was four years old and was later sold to a bootlegger for a pint of whisky. Years of abuse and a detention home followed, until, at the age of fourteen, Holley’s maternal grandmother brought him back to Birmingham. His life remained unsettled until a house fire killed his sister’s children. Unable to afford grave markers, Holley collected sandstone pieces, a by-product of the steel industry, and carved headstones
from them with kitchen utensils. Soon he was carving more sandstone and his life as an artist had begun. Holley’s work often revolves around children and family.
Arts & Culture, Music, Performing Arts
Starts at 3:00pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price:
- Gilbert-Lambeth Memorial Chapel
- 1235 15th Street
- Augusta, GA
- Paine College