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Syracuse University Library, Syracuse University Press host evening with author and illustrator Tracy Sugarman
Syracuse University Library, Syracuse University Press host evening with author and illustrator Tracy SugarmanApril 22, 2008Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
Tracy Sugarman ’43 will present his new book “Drawing Conclusions: An Artist Discovers His America” (Syracuse University Press, 2007), on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, located on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library.
Born in Syracuse, Sugarman is a nationally recognized illustrator and writer whose reportorial art has appeared in magazines and books and on network television. He is the author of “Stranger at the Gate: A Summer in Mississippi” (Hill and Wang, 1966) and a documentary filmmaker. Sugarman’s paintings and drawings have been displayed widely, including at the 1994 exhibit at the Naval Memorial in Washington, D.C. marking the 50th anniversary of D-Day.
“Drawing Conclusions” is a powerful pictorial take on the 20th-century’s historic events, from the civil rights era and transformation in the South to labor demonstrations in the North. His work shows that an artist’s personal imagery can eclipse the graphic potency of a camera in telling the human story.
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Booth Garage, at the corner of Comstock and Waverly avenues. For additional information, contact Kathleen White at 443-8782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.