"Southern Discomfort"


"The Partridge Festival", work inspired by the short story of the same name by Flannery O'Connor, 8" x 8" on 3" deep canvas, paper collage and paper mache'

This piece will be part of a silent auction on to benefit the Flannery O'Connor home in Savannah, Georgia. The show, “Southern Discomfort 2016: Art Inspired by Flannery O’Connor,” is scheduled for April 1, 2016 at Nonfiction Gallery, 1522 Bull Street, Savannah, as part of the First Friday Art March.

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925 and is the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays. Perhaps best known as a pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. She lived in Savannah until 1938 and drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Georgia’s First City until her death from lupus in Milledgeville, Georgia on August 3, 1964. She received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor.
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.6014.