Sunday, October 6, 2013
Essex Garner tells stories through art.
Oct. 12 he will tell Callaway County Public Library patrons the stories of the Colored Infantry and Buffallo Soldiers during the Civil War.
Garner will be giving a program on his Portraits of American History series, which focuses on the academic and personal struggles of the men of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries — the men who founded Lincoln University in Jefferson City. According to a library program guide, Garner’s presentation Oct. 12— to be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Friends of the Library Room — will include “Learning to Read, A Soldier’s Story.” Garner creates his portraits based on photos from descendents and other sources.
Mitzi St. John, manager of public relations for the Daniel Boone Regional Library, said Garner’s presentation is one that should not be missed.
“I’ve seen a few samples of it. The quality of the artwork is something to be appreciated,” St. John said. “The fact that he has captured a part of our history is important to everyone.”
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