Mr. Warsh Goes to Pensacola
In 2016, Lewis Warsh and Barbara Henning came to Pensacola, Fl. through Jamey Jones and a grant. Jamey and I, through our organization, Art Beyond Walls, wrote a separate grant that provided materials for their promotion. This included wheat pasting a well-known bridge, called the Graffiti Bridge. The other images take place at Artel Gallery where Lewis and Barbara gave a reading and sold books.
—words and images by Rachael Pongetti.
Born and raised in the small town of Columbus, Miss., RACHAEL PONGETTI has been an art instructor at Pensacola (Fla.) State College and the University of West Florida. She currently teaches art and photography at Pensacola High School. She is the author of Uncovering the Layers: The Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Project, a diaristic record of her 365-day project photographing the 17th Avenue train trestle, aka “Graffiti Bridge,” a counter-cultural landmark located in Pensacola.