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For all the mystery, myth and misinformation surrounding the life and times of Hank Williams, one truth remains unchallenged: No one in the history of country music (perhaps in all of popular music) has so profoundly influenced those who followed. Although rooted in country, his sound was laced with the echoes of church music, folk and the blues. While only living 29 years, he created a body of work that is confident and of the highest craft while bathed in fragility and torment.

September 17, 2023, will mark 100 years since the birth of Hiram King Williams, known as Hank Williams.

The words he wrote conjured images and spoke to more significant issues relatable to most. His image…the face of a young man with an old soul and a hard life, to boot, that never had a chance to grow old, has etched itself into popular culture. Much of the mystique and interpretation of Williams has grown over the 70 years since his death. The participating artists in this exhibition are each exploring the work and mythology of Hank Williams.

Participating artists:

Ash Atterberry, Alessandro Gallo, Ellen Greene, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, David Hughes, Michael Krueger, Max Kuhn, Keenan Nichols, Stephen Powers, Bruce Lee Webb, and Wayne White

Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM

Final Friday Reception: September 29, 6-9 PM

Tribute Concert: September 29, 7:30 PM

INSIGHT Art Talk: Ben Ahlvers, September 12, 7 PM

INSIGHT Art Talk: Patrick Huber, October 2, 7 PM


September 8 @ 5:00 pm
October 21 @ 9:00 pm
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Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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