Richard Marvin and his wife, Tee, had no idea the treasure trove they were about to uncover. In 2006, the couple agreed to assist Richard’s mother, Shirley, in helping her catalog her art collection. Shirley Marvin, then 85, was in need of help with what Richard expected to be a lot of twenty to seventy paintings by a relatively forgotten artist named Noel Rockmore. Instead, they discovered over 1,400 paintings, spread out across three storage units.
“I’ve never played Baton Rouge before,” Sanders Bohlke admitted Saturday. “I don’t know why.”
The musician, who hails from Sardis, a small north Mississippi town, has previously performed in New Orleans and, oddly enough, Ruston (in a small show Bohlke described as “awesome”), but will make his capital city debut tonight at the Haven Gallery with Baton Rouge native Erin Miley.