Burk Uzzle’s “Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina,” is on exhibit at the Greenville Museum of Art through April 30.
There’s a reception from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, featuring music by the Nathan Cobb Band, a performance by HYPE Step Team and a performance by JoAnn Williams.
She stands beneath a spreading oak tree, chin lifted proudly, her figure swathed in a gold dress with a sash flowing behind her, lifted by the wind. Before her is a pair of tombstones bearing the names of her ancestors.
The photograph of Dr. Alma Cobb Hobbs is a portrait of pride, strength and dignity, framed with a sense of timelessness.
“She is magnificent,” exults Burk Uzzle, her portraitist. “Tell me she is not magnificent!”