LU artist’s work to be shown at military museum

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.

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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.

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