Reflections of Cultural Heritage by Charles Criner
An exhibit of original artworks and lithographic prints by Houston artist Charles Criner is currently on display in Mullins Library in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week and Black History Month.
The works depict rural scenes from the artist's boyhood, heroic scenes of black people working in the fields, and images showing the influence of the artist's trip to South Africa.
Criner was born in Athens and attended Texas Southern University under the tutelage of painter and printmaker Dr. John Biggers. During his years as a student, Criner supported himself by working as a sign painter, graphic artist, billboard illustrator, and art teacher. After college, he worked for nearly thirty years as a staff artist for the Houston Post and then the Houston Chronicle. He is the resident artist at the Museum of Printing History in Houston where he operates a studio and leads stone lithography workshops using an antique press.
"Reflections of Cultural Heritage" will be up through the end of February. This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of University of Arkansas Libraries' donors.
Find more information at http://charlescrinerstudio.com/.
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