Interview Summary

Jo Ann Butts describes growing up in Middlefork, Kentucky and being part of the outward migration to Ohio where she did factory work. When she returned to Kentucky, Minnie Adkins mentored her to become a carver. She discusses the public outdoor murals she has completed in Elliott County and the economic challenges of folk artists.

Interview Accession

2016oh487_aky005

Interviewee Name

Jo Ann Butts

Interviewer Name

Joy Gritton

Interview Date

2011-04-01

Interview Keyword

Folk art Murals Minnie Adkins

Interview LC Subject

Folk artists Elliott County (Ky.)

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Butts, Jo Ann Interview by Joy Gritton. 01 Apr. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Butts, J.A. (2011, April 01). Interview by J. Gritton. Artists of Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky Women Artists Working for Social Change Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Butts, Jo Ann, interview by Joy Gritton. April 01, 2011, Artists of Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky Women Artists Working for Social Change Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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