Posts Tagged ‘John Foster Dyess’

MLK with texture background 8-11

art of Martin Luther King that I created for a gallery show on Civil Rights at Webster Groves Christian Church

today I saw a documentary about the Selma to Montgomery march for voters rights during Christian education at Webster Groves Christian Church.

The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies. In March of that year, in an effort to register black voters in the South, protesters marching the 54-mile route from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery were confronted with deadly violence from local authorities and white vigilante groups. As the world watched, the protesters—under the protection of federalized National Guard troops—finally achieved their goal, walking around the clock for three days to reach Montgomery. The historic march, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s participation in it, raised awareness of the difficulties faced by black voters, and the need for a national Voting Rights Act.

today I saw my friend Denise welcome a young woman visiting our church who was from the country of Columbia, by speaking to her in Spanish.Today I saw an eight year old girl from our church welcome this woman’s daughter and sat with her during the church service.

today I  saw this on the back of our worship bulletin,
“Webster Groves Christian Church is diverse in age, race, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, biblical interpretation, and political persuasion. We celebrate and honor the diversity of God’s creation and pray to be the body of Christ by striving to love as God loves.”


my photograph of an old wood farm structure covered by canvas.

Go On No Joy 4

GO ON NO JOY is a collage I created several years ago. This is version number 4. 

Heart 1

Heart 1

My painting Heart 1 is in the art collection of  Tim and Kathy Carson. It is enamel paint on paper board  using  a screwdriver to apply the paint.
This painting is reproduced on mugs, apparel, and many other products, and can be purchased on


This image is a digital photograph of my television screen of a televised Stl. Baseball game. I enhanced the photo in Photoshop.

hidden woman

Photograph by John Foster Dyess

DCF 1.0

This image is based on a photograph that I took of a musician playing a trumpet. 

tortoise black ink and acrylic drawing.jpg

My mixed media drawing of a Tortoise is based on a photograph that I took at the St.Louis Zoo. I used a Rapidograph pen and acrylic ink on bond paper.

It was sold at an exhibit at the OA Gallery in Kirkwood Missouri.

I will be exhibiting framed prints of 19 of 51 portraits, that I created in for a traveling exhibit,  sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, of inductees into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the John William “Blind” Boone & Eugenia Lange Boone Home, at 10 North 4th Street in Columbia Missouri.
I created these portraits in 2007,  for a traveling exhibit,  sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Reproductions of the portraits were placed on informational pedestals. On top of the pedestals were placed shoes worn by the inductees. I don’t think the exhibit ever traveled once AB was purchased by In-Bev.
I have since shown these portraits in other galleries.
The show will open on Friday February 1 from 5:30 -7:00.
Below are several portraits that will be in the show.

ralph abernathy

Ralph David Abernathy Sr. (March 11, 1926 – April 17, 1990) was an American civil rights activist and Christian minister. As a leader of the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement, he was a close friend and mentor of Martin Luther King. He collaborated with King to create the Montgomery Improvement Association which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He also co-founded and was an executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He became president of the SCLC following the assassination of King in 1968, where he led the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C. among other marches and demonstrations for disenfranchised Americans. He also served as an advisory committee member of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE).
medgar evers

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African American civil rights activist in Mississippi, the state’s field secretary of the NAACP, and World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army. He worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, to end segregation of public facilities, and to expand opportunities for African Americans, including enforcement of voting rights. He was assassinated by a white supremacist and Klansman.

broken ornament

broken – having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order: a broken arm. • (of a relationship) ended, such as through infidelity: a broken marriage. • denoting a family in which the parents are divorced or separated: he grew up poor in a broken family | unable to survive in this broken household. • (of an agreement or promise) not observed by one of the parties involved. 2 (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing: he went to his grave a broken man.