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Soul of Black Art (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-03-27

Duration: 00:24:13

Subjects: Painters | Arts | African American art | African American artists | Cincone, Don | Sculptors | Bell, Emerson, 1931-2006


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Cincone, Don Interviewee
  • Bell, Emerson Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from March 27, 1983, focuses on African American art and artists. Genevieve Stewart first presents highlights from a traveling exhibit from Clark Atlanta University called “Images of the Black Family.” Rob Hinton then interviews painter Don Cincone of Eros, Louisiana. He discusses: the inspiration behind his paintings “Hidden Christ,” “Catchin’ a Ride,” and “Cuttin’ Cane”; how he chooses his subjects; his goal of conveying an idea through his paintings; his use of acrylics; and the role of religion in his work. Lastly, Genevieve Stewart interviews sculptor Emerson Bell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: black art; the inspiration behind several of his sculptures; and the lack of recognition for black artists.