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Painter Mike Weary Profile (2023)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-03-31

Duration: 00:13:08

Subjects: Arts | Painters | African American art


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Weary, Mike Interviewee
  • Peliche, Taurus Interviewee
  • Henry, Randell Interviewee


This segment from the March 24, 2023, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Mike Weary, a painter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his Southern gothic style; capturing the stories of African Americans in his work; the stories behind some of his paintings; his event paintings; the tools he uses; and the unique style of his paintings due to his paint strokes. It also includes interviews with Taurus Peliche, art collector, and Randell Henry, artist and art professor. Host: James Fox-Smith