Take a trip back to the Golden Age of country music

The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents "Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music." (WLFI Photo)
The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents "Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music." (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette art gallery is taking people on a trip back to the Golden Age of country music.

The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents "Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music." (WLFI Photo)
The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents “Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music.” (WLFI Photo)

Starting on March 11, the Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette will be displaying a collection of photographs entitled, “Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music.”

Photographer Henry Horenstein took the photos starting in the early 70s. The photos depict artists in relaxed settings along with shots of fans.

Purdue Photography Professor Lynn Lee brought the exhibit to town. She said she is amazed how close performers and fans were back then.

The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents "Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music." (WLFI Photo)
The Fountain Gallery in Lafayette presents “Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music.” (WLFI Photo)

“What I like about the Honky Tonk genre, that is so different from nowadays, is that these really famous people started and built their careers in places where they could really connect with their audience,” Lee said. “I hope the that people coming to see the show feel that connection as well.”

“Honky Tonk: A Portrait of Country Music” will be on display for the next few weeks. An opening reception is set for Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., in Lafayette.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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