Lonnie Holley Spiritual Performance

Saturday October 06, 2012

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Description:

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.

Category:

Arts & Culture, Music, Performing Arts

Hours:

Starts at 3:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

FREE

Location:

  • Gilbert-Lambeth Memorial Chapel
  • 1235 15th Street
  • Augusta, GA
  • Paine College

Phone:

(706) 755-2878

Website:

Westobou Festival Website

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