New Art Exhibit to Open Feb. 16

The University Art Gallery at Truman State University presents "Encounters with Lincoln," an exhibit of illustrations by Thomas J. Trimborn, professor of music, for a new book from Truman State University Press. The show opens with a public reception at 6 p.m., Feb. 16, in the University Art Gallery. The reception will be followed by an artist-led discussion at 6:15 p.m. and book signing. The show will be open until March 2.
"Encounters with Lincoln" brings together Trimborn’s lifelong interests in President Lincoln and in illustration. As a child, Trimborn was drawn to study Lincoln simply by the character of his face. "Encounters with Lincoln: Images and Words" is the title of a new book from the Truman State University Press in which Trimborn chronicles Lincoln’s life in pictures and text, including important contemporaries of Lincoln’s such as Frederick Douglass and Stephen Douglas, as well as some who have carried forward the contribution he made toward the emancipation of African Americans, including Mahalia Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr.

Finally, these works comment on the implications of Lincoln’s life and words for the ongoing struggle toward liberty and opportunity for all people. Thus, the display of images of Lincoln and various participants in the civil rights struggle coincides well with President’s Day (Feb. 20) and Black History Month (February).

The University Art Gallery at Truman is located on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish. Gallery events, talks and most other events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from noon-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Gallery Director, Aaron Fine, at 785.5386 or
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