Doris Fields (Lady D)

Free admission. Showing through March 25, 2022.

The Lobby Gallery will showcase the art of Doris Fields (also known as Lady D). Fields is a visual artist specializing in fabric and canvas paintings. Her art features mostly afro-centric and social justice themes. Fields was born in the coalfields of Cabin Creek, West Virginia and is known as “West Virginia’s First Lady of Soul.” She has six CDs to her credit; including her newest and most recently released, "Disturbing My Peace." Lady D has become well-known for her original one-woman stage play titled, "The Lady and the Empress," scheduled for Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, is is based on the life and music of blues legend, Bessie Smith. She has also written a spin-off to “The Lady and the Empress” called "Bessie's Blues,” an abbreviated version of the original show. She has also authored one book of poetry, “Appalachian BluesSpeak.”

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