LU artist’s work to be shown at military museum
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In recognition of African American history month, the Museum of Missouri Military History is hosting “The Price for Our Freedom — A Tribute to the Colored Infantry Soldier” exhibit.
Essex Garner, a Lincoln University professor in the visual and performing arts department and Missouri National Guard retiree, painted several water color paintings portraying black soldiers during the Civil War.
Garner worked with a select group of volunteers, photographed in reproduction period uniforms and painted on canvas.
Garner and a group of Lincoln University students are scheduled to kick off the opening from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Museum of Military History.