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Montgomery Art Guild art talk series presents Winfred Hawkins

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Date(s) - 03/18/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

uliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library

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The Montgomery Art Guild art talk series will feature Winfred Hawkins, Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, located downtown at 245 High Street, Montgomery, AL.

Winfred Hawkins has loved to draw since he was a child growing up in Montgomery. His portrait of Rosa Parks was presented to her at the dedication of the Rosa Parks Library in Montgomery in 2000, when he was 17.

After attending Booker T. Washington Magnet High in Montgomery, he graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2007 with a degree in graphic design.

He was commissioned to design ten bronze bas-relief roundels that pay tribute to the everyday men and women—the foot-soldiers—of the Montgomery bus boycott protests. Those roundels, completed in 2007, adorn the Montgomery Street façade of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum.

He works as a graphic designer. He draws, paints, and creates graphic design on multi-media and on the computer. Some describe his work as contemporary surrealism. Many of his pieces make use of visual metaphors and relate to the story of his life.