Title

Short Story Illustration - One Friday Morning

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jeniffer Little

Faculty Mentor Email

jlittle@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Art & Graphic Design

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Lucinda Kasser

Additional Faculty Mentor Email

lkasser@pacific.edu

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Art & Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

This narrative series of oil paintings depicts the pivotal moments of a short story written by Langston Hughes entitled “One Friday Morning.” This series of six paintings tells the story of an African American high school student in the 1940’s named Nancy Lee. She is an artist who wins a scholarship award for a painting she created, but her award taken away from her when the institution that awarded it to her it learns her race is African American.

Each of these paintings was carefully composed to depict the details delineated within the short story. Thea artworks of great African American artists such as Jacob Lawrence and William H. Johnson inspired me to bring out the colorful expressions within my scenes and taught me how to paint a narrative scene with a focus on movement, emotion and color using abstraction in place of representation.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

23-4-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

12-5-2017 6:00 PM

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Short Story Illustration - One Friday Morning

Reynolds Gallery

This narrative series of oil paintings depicts the pivotal moments of a short story written by Langston Hughes entitled “One Friday Morning.” This series of six paintings tells the story of an African American high school student in the 1940’s named Nancy Lee. She is an artist who wins a scholarship award for a painting she created, but her award taken away from her when the institution that awarded it to her it learns her race is African American.

Each of these paintings was carefully composed to depict the details delineated within the short story. Thea artworks of great African American artists such as Jacob Lawrence and William H. Johnson inspired me to bring out the colorful expressions within my scenes and taught me how to paint a narrative scene with a focus on movement, emotion and color using abstraction in place of representation.