Seay Twins Gallery and the BSU present the art of Dr. Art Bacon
College's Seay Twins Art Gallery will offer an exhibit of
acclaimed artist Dr. Art Bacon's work one night only, Thursday,
February 20, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Bacon will speak about his work at
7:15 p.m. The event, part of the
College's Black History Month reflection, is free and open to the
public and is co-sponsored by the
Huntingdon College Black Student Union and Student Government
Bacon, a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, earned Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
in the field of biology from Howard University, but art has been his central passion throughout
his life. He began formal study by taking elective courses taught
by the artist David Driskell, regarded as one of the world's
leading authorities on the subject of African American art, at
Bacon's undergraduate alma mater, Talladega College.
Bacon's primary subject matter is people—in particular, older,
neglected people whose faces reflect their life experiences.
Bacon's artwork is in the collections of Bill Cosby, the
University of Maryland, Opryland, the Birmingham Civil Rights
Institute, and the Corner Museum, among others, and has been
exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Berkeley, Birmingham, and
Washington, D.C. A leading art critic describes Bacon's work as
"social commentary with a bold vitality."
Bacon served as dean of natural
sciences and mathematics at Talladega College and holds the title
of professor emeritus of natural sciences and humanities in his
Huntingdon College, grounded in the
Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is
committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to
graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing
world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts
college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S.
News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton
Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon
has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher
Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Washington Monthly,
which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the
public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate
colleges. Huntingdon's art program offers majors in art and
Huntingdon Cultural and Community Events Series programs are
sponsored by Baptist Health.