NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Union County Heritage Museum debuted its first exhibit of 2019 with a special guest and his new feature.
This exhibit features African American art from the Mississippi Museum of Art "Image and Identity" as well as art from the museum's collection and private donors, featuring work from the late M.B. Mayfield and others.
New Zealand filmmaker, John Reyer Afamasaga, spoke at Thursday's event.
Afamasaga recently completed his film "Door Ajar", which is a documentary about the life of Mayfield.
"As you can tell from my accent, I'm from New Zealand," Afamasaga said. "To be able to come into this community and to be able to tell this story and for people to trust me with that has been one amazing ride from me."
Mayfield studied art from a broom closet at Ole Miss and became one of the leading artists of our time. His work hangs in many galleries all across the nation.