"Worlds beyond My Window" Book
The art and words of the late Gertrude McCarty Smith (1923-2007) are now celebrated in a retrospective book benefiting her namesake arts foundation. This 212-page, full-color, hard bound collection has been published by University Press of MS. It features more than 150 paintings, a dozen poems and essays by NYC Art Dealer Stephen Rosenberg, Curator/Scholar Pat Pinson, and Curator Rick Wilemon. Smith’s fascinating life story was chronicled by writer and son-in-law Thomas Raymond Brooks. Plus, the foreword was penned by Collector & President of William Carey University Tommy King.
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.
An inspiring lesson about never giving up - perfect to creatives and arts lovers alike.