||Lincoln book inspires students to create art
RELEASED: September 4, 2008
Annie Schultz, of Owensboro, Ky., painted a multi-colored portrait of the famous president, each color meant to represent a different side of Lincoln.
She says, "Ferguson's work made me realize how differently Lincoln is perceived by different sub-cultures of people. I wanted my painting to be slightly abstract to offer a visual of yet another interpretation of Lincoln and to portray him in a different light."
Kat Cantelou, from Chattanooga, Tenn., came away from Ferguson's work with a similar impression but with a more melancholy reaction.
Cantelou says her art was inspired by how people use Lincoln's words by adding them to their own particular cause.
"In this action," she says, "people place their voices over his and silence Lincoln. The very man they mean to clarify."
Collin Seale, from Lake Charles, La., created a collage which he felt demonstrated the many fine qualities of Lincoln while including central themes from Ferguson's text.
All submissions are currently on exhibit in Crounse Hall in the J. David Grissom Gallery and Reading Room.
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