[Detail view, Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music, 1976, Alma Thomas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist.]
I've mentioned Alma Thomas' work several times in the past, specifically Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music. So, I smiled when I noticed the painting recently traveled from the Smithsonian to the Nasher in North Carolina for the exhibition, Color Balance: Paintings by Felrath Hines and Alma Thomas, on view through September 5, 2010. There's a great candid shot of a museum visitor in front of the piece here, and a larger array of Thomas' lively nature-based work can be seen here. Her life story and paintings are described for kids in a relatable way here.