WKU Libraries on the Cover of C&RL News

College & Research Llibraries News cover

granville1We’re pleased to announce that a painting by Granville Mitchell from the Kentucky African American Art Collection in the Raymond Cravens Library is featured on the front cover of the nation’s leading college and university libraries trade journal. With more than 12,000 personal and institutional subscribers and an international readership many times that number, College & Research Libraries News showcases the work of the Association of College and Research Libraries and its member institutions. Mitchell, who studied commercial art at WKU, works on paper with pen and ink, acrylic, oil, and some airbrush. In his works he seeks to capture movement, the dynamic of life.

“Main Street” is one of two Granville Mitchell paintings in our collection.

Mitchell’s art was showcased in Kentucky Live! Southern Culture At Its Best, an annual series of public talks sponsored by the WKU Libraries, now in its eighth season. He also depicted the Historic Freedom Riders in a collaborative mural honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Kentucky Library and Museum.

This marks the third time WKU Libraries has been featured on the front cover of C&RL News.

Click here for a large version of Granville Mitchell’s Main Street.



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6 Responses to WKU Libraries on the Cover of C&RL News

  1. Excellent – well done! To be honest, I don’t think we hear enough about African American artists. It’s almost an underground movement – let’s get them exposed.

  2. Another worthy accomplishment for Granville Mitchell and WKU. Congratulations.

  3. Loved the picture!! Really caught my eye since I work at a HBCU. Refreshing!

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