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Painter Vergie Banks Profile (2015)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-02

Duration: 00:03:52

Subjects: Banks, Vergie | Painters | CREOLES | Arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Banks, Vergie Interviewee


This segment from the May 2, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Donna LaFleur’s profile of Creole painter Vergie Banks. She discusses: her parents; being inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso; her signature of the little red tricycle; drawing inspiration from Louisiana music; the evolution of her paintings; and her passion for the diverse culture of Louisiana. Host: James Fox-Smith