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Living Epistle: Art of Steve Prince

June 14–November 10, 2024

Artist Steve Prince spreads messages of faith and hope that are philosophically rooted in the cathartic nature of the jazz funerary tradition of his native city, New Orleans. The showcase of prints at Payson Library celebrates the Black experience, with depictions of everyday life alongside those of significant historical moments of fighting against injustice. Also on view in their original format is a series of Prince’s linocut illustrations featured in Flannery O’Connor’s Why Do the Heathen Rage?, the new book by Pepperdine’s Jessica Hooten Wilson, Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Great Books. Together, the narrative and metaphorically complex works on display demonstrate Prince’s deftness in using signs and symbols to tell stories that express his unique vision.

Join Us for this FREE EVENT:

Steve Prince in Conversation with Jessica Hooten Wilson
Thursday, October 10 • Noon–1 pm
Payson Library Surfboard Room and Exhibit Gallery
Reception to Follow