Joan Baez: Singer, Song-Writer, Activist & Painter

Joan Baez, the folk singer-songwriter, human rights activist and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, plans to step away from performing after her current world tour wraps up. That’ll give her more time in front of the easel, with paint brush in hand.

You may not know this about her… but Joan Baez is a recognized professional painter. Last fall, she hosted her first ever solo painting exhibit at the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California. The title of the exhibit was “Mischief Makers,” featuring portraits of people who’ve played a role in social change through nonviolent action. Those whose images painted by Joan included those of Martin Luther King Jr., fellow folk artists Bob Dylan and Harry Belafonte, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Maya Angelou and the Dalai Lama to name a few.

Joan’s painting were the subject of a segment on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday. If you missed it, it’s well worth looking up: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joan-baez-on-her-paintings-of-mischief-makers/

Click on this link to see more examples of her extraordinary work: https://www.artsy.net/show/seager-gray-gallery-joan-baez-mischief-makers

Joan’s ‘Fare Thee Well” Tour will make two spots in Canada later in the year – In Montreal on September 17th at the Montreal Symphony House, and in Toronto on September 18th at Roy Thompson Hall.

Feature image source: http://www.musictap.com/tag/joan-baez/

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