Carla Keaton’s art draws on family history

Carla Keaton is an extraordinary artist who draws on her family’s rich history to show how we all are connected. Her exhibition “The Sharecroppers and the Cotton Pickers of the Southwest” shows the same story through different eyes, the sharecroppers of slavery and the cotton pickers here in Arizona. She recalls seeing her father — a sharecropper — bone-weary and spent, climbing the stairs of their house late at night after a long day at work. That image stuck with her and fueled her creatively. To make money, Carla teaches art classes to the public and also substitute teaches. Read an interview with Keaton here: http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/check-carla-keatons-artwork/

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