Lunchbox Lecture to feature SFA artist

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Lunchbox Lecture to feature SFA artist

Be sure to visit the exhibit in the Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library before or after the Lunchbox Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Be sure to visit the exhibit in the Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library before or after the Lunchbox Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Be sure to visit the exhibit in the Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library before or after the Lunchbox Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Be sure to visit the exhibit in the Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library before or after the Lunchbox Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Charlie Jones, art professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, will speak at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Community Room of the M.P. Baker Library.

Jones is director of LaNana Creek Press and holds the position as Regents Professor of Art at SFASU. In this Lunchbox Lecture he will discuss fellow artist and collaborator Cyd Adams. In the late 1990s, Adams and Jones began a creative partnership that resulted in an award-winning book entitled, Blackjack, Bull Pine, Post-Oak Glade. 

In conjunction with the lecture, the Allison Gallery in the M.P. Baker Library features a collection of large-scale woodcut portraits that were used to illustrate the manuscript. The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, Nov. 21.

As part of the Lunchbox Lecture, selections from the book will be shared by Adams’ family and friends. Free to the community, the event will include a light lunch served to the first 50 visitors.

Adams was an American poet and academic who was known for masterful command of imagery and language, according to Jones. Dylan Thomas was one of Adams’ chief influences.

Adams portrayed his background as an East Texas farmer, and his passion for physical labor in his writing. Jones said Adams had a masterly, elegant way of writing about the trials and tribulations of the common working man. His depictions of East Texas and its people earned him the title of Poet Laureate of East Texas in 2001.

He was an English professor at SFASU for nearly 30 years. His work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies, and he wrote other books including On the Perimeter and The Labor That a Man Takes. All publications are included in the Oxford University Library.

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