We are ecstatic to reveal the long-awaited book on the late Artist/ Columnist/Poet Gertrude McCarty Smith, “Worlds Beyond My Window,” due out in December 2021. This is the perfect Christmas present for arts lovers! Published by University Press of MS, this 212-page, full-color, hard bound retrospective includes 150 paintings, a dozen poems and essays by NYC Art Dealer Stephen Rosenberg, Curator/Scholar Pat Pinson, Curator Rick Wilemon and Gertrude’s life story by writer and son-in-law Thomas Brooks, plus foreword by Collector & President of William Carey University, Tommy King. There are limited copies, so pre-order today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, UPM, or your favorite bookshop.
As Rosenberg has said, “Gertrude Smith is a remarkable and authentic American woman who teaches us that talent and creativity combined with a humanistic spirit is both a state of mind and a state of grace―at any age.”
Net proceeds from book sales will benefit the Gertrude McCarty Smith Foundation for the Arts. Its mission is to bring access and passion for literature, performance, and visual arts to children in underserved communities throughout Mississippi.
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