HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — An exhibit about blues legends and juke joints is opening soon in Mississippi, and it’s designed to appeal to the eyes, hands and ears. A Cast of Blues will be on display Sept. 11-Oct. 9 at the Historic Eureka School in Hattiesburg. It features 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends and photographs of blues performers and juke joints, by Mississippi artists. Sharon McConnell-Dickerson created the resin-cast masks, and the photographs were taken by Ken Murphy. McConnell-Dickerson is visually impaired. She says the casts are like 3-D photographs for people who are blind. The exhibit features Braille labels, a music playlist and a closed-captioned film.
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