Tag: Emmanuel Agwam

  • Seeing Stars with Emmanuel Agwam

    “The stars and big smiles around Black figures in my portraits tell the viewer that this is a person who deserves to be present and that the person deserves to ‘shine.’” – Emmanuel Agwam, Illustration (‘22). The smiles, stars and bright symbols in Emmanuel Agwam’s portraits express “a positive perspective on Black people and Black…

  • Optimism Rides with Skateboard Art

    Optimism Rides with Skateboard Art

    Skateboards may be vehicles for aerial stunts, rail stands and kick flips, but in Professor Leslie Cober’s Pictorial Problem Solving class they’re another type of canvas. For their final projects her students experimented with alternative mediums for designing skateboard decks to the theme “optimism.” “I like drawing pretty ladies and using limited color palates. I…