Lincoln Barnes Lectures series held at Convocation

Speaker Allan Edmunds shows the audience some of his artwork made by students in Cuba at the convocation thursday.

Speaker Allan Edmunds shows the audience some of his artwork made by students in Cuba at the convocation thursday.

By Lorel Durant

Students and faculty met in the International Cultural Center once again to hear a Lincoln-Barnes Lecture series at yesterday convocation.

Allan Edwards, President of Philadelphia based organization The Brandywine Workshop, gave a presentation entitled: Changing Demographics: New Opportunities for Careers in the Arts.”

The Brandywine Workshop is devoted to supporting the work of multi-ethnic artists in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies.

Edwards, a self-proclaimed family man, mentioned how he uses his sense of family and community to understand his connections to the larger world.

“Collaboration is how you get things done,” Edwards said, “Working alone doesn’t get you very far.”

Edwards also touched on how America is transitioning to a more diverse and cultural mix.

“According to the Pew Research center 16 percent of the nation identifies as Latino,” Edwards said.

That makes them the largest ethnic group in America and within 20 year period they will have a large political impact Edwards said.

Students from the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware were also in attendance.

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