Bob and Beth Wilson are ceramic artists who work out of their home-based studio in North Omaha. This husband-and-wife team is creating a series of 80 ceramic mosaic murals of some of the earliest pioneers in jazz and blues music. The murals are part of an outdoor walk-of-fame display in Richmond, Indiana honoring the artists who recorded for the Starr-Gennett recording company between 1915 and 1935. In this segment, we watch these artists create and assemble the pieces for the ceramic medallion honoring the music of Blind Lemon Jefferson, an early blues pioneer who reportedly sold more records in the 1920s then nearly any other blues musician of the time.
The explosion of artistic work occurring across Nebraska is featured in this unique project produced by NET Television. This series of eight short video segments showcases the diversity of innovative artistry in the Cornhusker state.