Huntingdon News

February 11, 2014
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Seay Twins Gallery and the BSU present the art of Dr. Art Bacon

Art Bacon Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon 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 Association. 

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 retirement.

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 digital art. 

Huntingdon Cultural and Community Events Series programs are sponsored by Baptist Health.  
 

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