Title: The Drum Major
Artist: Ernie Barnes
Size: 26×20 inches
Edition: Open Edition Offset
This week our featured art print comes from the legendary Ernie Barnes. He hails from my personal hometown of Durham, NC. This print was selected because it embodies the spirit of homecoming. The time of year when alums return to college campuses throughout the nation. Now things may differ from school to school but at HBCU’s there isn’t a greater symbol for the fun, festivities and events of homecoming then the Drum Major. He is the leader of the band and the halftime show’s party starter and at African American educational institution’s we take the battle of the bands as seriously as we take the actual football game. So this is their tribute, a beautiful portrait of a Drum Major.
And for the uninitiated, I have posted a video of the Fab 5 at JSU below. Enjoy!