Painting with Leo Rucker is a show which combines artistic teaching skills with historic interpretation to illustrate African American life through the ages. The show does this by selecting an historic site of significance to African American history and rendering a painting denoting some aspect of the site. While Leo Rucker paints the subject, he not only teaches artistic technique but he, along with one or more site interpreters, recounts the stories of that site and its artifacts. Thus, the show appeals both to beginning through intermediate artists, and as well as to anyone interested in living history.

Follow Leo and the show’s progress at our Facebook site Painting with Leo Rucker on Facebook. Below, please find the show’s teaser reel and an impromptu interview with Leo.