Kadir Nelson’s exhibit, Words and Pictures, was previewed by Arts Council members and sponsors on Thursday January 22nd, 2015. Earnest Lamb, chair of Fayetteville State’s Department of Performing and Fine Arts, introduced Mr. Nelson to the private audience, before the night’s book-signing commenced.
Mr. Nelson illustrated Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (2006), which was written by FSU’s own Carole Boston Weatherford. Chesnutt Library has erected a display the first floor featuring works illustrated by Nelson, to include the award-winning book penned by Professor Boston Weatherford who was also a Chesnutt Fellow (Fifth Cohort, 2012-2013). All of the books in the display are available for checkout. Professor Boston Weatherford will take part in a reading and book-signing on Saturday January 31st, 2015 from 11am – 12:30pm at the Arts Council.
Words and Pictures opens to the public January 23rd, 2015 with a meet-and-greet and book-signing, during Downtown Fayetteville’s 4th Friday. The exhibit will run through February 28th, 2015. Visit the Arts Council website for more information on the exhibit, details on group tours, and gallery hours.
LaTasha R. Jones (Reference and Interlibrary Loan Department) attended the Arts Council Members Reception on 1/23/15 and created the book display.