Lift Every Voice
- Commemorative limited edition release from the estate of Ernie Barnes.
- Giclee on Paper
- Measures 29x23 inches (paper size) and 24x18 inches (image size).
- Inspired by gospel choirs that serve as an intergral part of the African American church tradition.
- Numbered and embossed with the official seal of the estate of Ernie Barnes.
Gospel choirs are an integral part of the African American church culture, serving as a powerful tool for expressing faith, hope, joy, and gratitude. Through the ministry of music, these choirs provide a sense of connectedness, bringing people together through sound and voice. Renewing and restoring faith in the Almighty, filling listeners with the hope for a better tomorrow, and fortifying their spirit and body so that they can endure and overcome any existing struggles.
Gospel music and the choirs and musicians that create it are truly an integral part of the black church tradition. Around the world, gospel choirs inspire not only church congregations but also many others who are drawn in by its calming and uplifting sound. The melodies create an atmosphere of community, comfort, and celebration that is unparalleled.
Ernie Barnes pulls from this cherished church tradition to create this magnificent work of art depicting a church choir singing as the choir director leads them.
Limited edition. Estate edition. Giclee on paper. Each print is numbered and embossed with the official seal of the estate of Ernie Barnes. Edition size of 100. Measures 29x23 inches (paper size) and 24x18 inches (image size).
|Limited Edition / Esate Edition
|Numbered and Embossed with the Offical Seal of the Estate
Ernie BarnesErnest Eugene Barnes Jr. was born July 15, 1938, in a poor section ("the bottom") of Durham, North Carolina. His father, Ernest Barnes Sr., worked as a shipping clerk at Liggett Myers Tobacco Company and his mother, Fannie Mae Geer, was employed as a domestic for Frank Fuller Jr., a wealthy Southern attorney who would guide Barnes into the world of art.
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