Lloyd Mays grew up on the east side of Brenham, Texas, in an area known as “Hog Branch.” He received his first paint-by-number art kit on his sixth birthday. As a child, he loved words and found it as a way to express himself in a house full of 13 kids. “I wanted people to know what it was like growing up during segregation,” said Mays. “I had a lot of feelings that were pent up when I was growing up, and through my poetry and painting I was able to release a lot of those feelings.”
The collection features paintings, poetry, and stories of growing up in Hog Branch, a portion of Early Brenham, Texas. Lloyd Mays will be available to discuss his art. His book “I Came from Hog Branch,” which is a collection of his poems and paintings will also be on sale.
Art Exhibition on display from June 8 – August 31, 2019.