Rev. Dennis

This folk art environment in Vicksburg, MS, is known as Margaret's Grocery and Market. It was built by Reverend H. D. Dennis (born in 1916 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi); he told us that "my mother died at birth… she was in the house for six days… the smell would have killed a mule." His wife, Margaret Rogers Dennis, originally had a small food store on the site -- is no longer open for retail business, but visitors are usually welcomed inside to see the folk art decorations. The Rev. does accept donations of objects, tools, or cash. He also has been known to give objects that he has created to some visitors. His mailing address is Rev. Dennis, Route 4, Box 219, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Concrete cinder blocks, large sheets of heavy metal, and found objects are used to create this art environment. When we visited Rev. Dennis, on July 6, 2001, the most commonly used colors on the exterior of this folk art environment were red, white, and pink.

We took these photos when we visited with Rev. Dennis in Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 6, 2001.

While you are in Vicksburg, be sure to visit the Attic Gallery -- the owners are very knowledgeable about the local folk artist scene.