And the Children Shall Lead Them-Jim Weaver
"I grew up in the late 40's and 50's, in the segregated South. All stores that had water fountains had two separate fountains, one for the whites and one for the blacks. One day I was at the local ice cream store when a white girl and a black girl came to the water fountains. The white girl went to the black fountain and drank. The black girl went to the white fountain and drank. As the girls left they looked at each other and smiled."- Jim Weaver, Florence, AL
This piece is acrylic on canvas, 11"x14".
"I was born in 1943 in the small town of Sheffield, AL. I found out later in life that the section of town I was raised in was called Hooligans’ Corner. I started painting at the age of 60. I’ve been painting since 2004. I started doing shows and selling my work in 2005. I paint my memories of growing up in the late 1940s and 1950s. My work has been described as simple, naïve, and childlike. I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to my work. I get smiles, tears, outright laughter. I want my work to make people feel good, because I feel good when I create it."-Jim Weaver