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"Dewberry Patch" Photo by Katie Oxford
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Window at Tejas Antiques in Navasota, with painting "The Cotton Walk" by Molly Bee Collins resting on chair Photo by Katie Oxford
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Painting over doorway, "Grandma's Hands" by Molly Bee Photo by Katie Oxford
News_Katie_Leon Collins_Painting_“Mission in New Mexico”_by Leon Collins
"Mission in New Mexico" by Leon Collins Photo by Katie Oxford
News_Katie_Leon Collins_“Madame Freeman”_first black business woman in Navasota_painted on hand hooked rug_made by Pat Shoemake
Leon with his "Madame Freeman," the first African-Americn business woman in Navasota, painted on hand-hooked rug made by Pat Shoemake Photo by Katie Oxford
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"The Cotton Walk" by Molly Bee Collins Photo by Katie Oxford
News_Katie_Leon Collins_Painting “As I Remember”_Leon’s great, great grandmother_(Big Mama)_and her sister_praying in the back yard
Leon's "As I Remember," with subjects Leon's great-great-grandmother (Big Mama) and her sister praying in the back yard Photo by Katie Oxford
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"The Cotton Walk," detail Photo by Katie Oxford
News_Katie_Leon Collins_and Molly Bee_“Homestead Sunday”_Below Leon’s work table_Big Mama’s chair on right
Leon and Molly Bee's "Homestead Sunday," with Leon's work table below and Big Mama's chair on the right Photo by Katie Oxford
News_Katie_Leon Collins_“Poak Salad”_by Molly Bee
"Poak Salad" by Molly Bee Photo by Katie Oxford
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"Another Sweet Song," which Molly Bee and Leon painted together Photo by Katie Oxford