Sunday, November 28, 2021

Primitive Artist Joe Wrenn Gets Down with Bill Abel in Oxford

Primitive artist Joe Wrenn of Charleston had an art show and reception Thursday night at The Powerhouse, and Oxonians came out in droves to look at the unique work by a self-taught man.

Dozens of people came out to look at and buy Wrenn's work. / Photos by Ed Meek
Dozens of people came out to look at and buy Wrenn’s work. / Photos by Ed Meek

Wrenn, at right, took time to discuss his work with the onlooker.
Wrenn, at right, took time to discuss his work with the onlooker.

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Wrenn's unique use of color makes his paintings pop.
Wrenn’s unique use of color makes his paintings pop.

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Most of Wrenn’s work was sold during the reception. The remaining pieces will be on display at The Green Door Company in Oxford.

Famous Mississippi Blues musician Bill Abel entertained the crowd and Wrenn with his music.
Famous Mississippi Blues musician Bill Abel entertained the crowd and Wrenn with his music.

By the end of the night, Wrenn and his wife Barbara were dancing around the gallery.
By the end of the night, Wrenn and his wife Barbara were dancing around the gallery.

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