Visual Expressions: Past and Present Experiences

On October 3, Scripps College will welcome back to campus a much beloved emerita faculty member, Dr. Samella Lewis, who will be on hand to congratulate the first recipient of the Samella Lewis Scholarship. The scholarship, created through generous contributions by former students, friends, and admirers, honors Lewis’ work as an instructor, artist, and mentor and will be awarded to an African American student who, like Lewis, has demonstrated excellence in character, leadership, and responsibility.

In conjunction with this event, a special exhibit of Lewis’ work is currently on display through December 20 in the Hampton Room of the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Commons. These 13 select paintings, drawings, and works on paper will provide the basis for a public lecture by Lewis, who will also speak about her personal and professional triumphs and challenges as one of the premiere African American artist of our time.

Dr. Lewis’s lecture, Visual Expressions: Past and Present Experiences, “will take place at 7:30 p.m. on October 3, in the Hampton Room, with a reception immediately following.