Black History Month: Meet the Author and Artist Showcase

In honor of Black History Month, St. Phillip’s College will host a Meet the Artist and Author Showcase featuring Claudette Hopkins (Artist) and Dr. O. Raye Adkins (Author).

Claudette Hopkins has always worked with some form of art, she has created set designs, designed and made costumes for pageants, such as Miss Black San Antonio and local dance groups. Ms. Hopkins has held several one-woman shows and has participated in numerous group exhibits. She has also taught art to young children in various schools and organizations. Her latest venture was to illustrate the children’s book “When a Deer Rings Your Doorbell’ written by Dr. O. Raye Adkins.

Dr. O. Raye Adkins has dedicated her life with a commitment to helping children, she has spent more than three decades serving in public education and concluded her career as an award-winning elementary school principal. Dr. Adkins taps into her personal and professional experiences to write books and articles that positively impact the lives of others. She recognizes the need for minority children, particularly African Americans to have an opportunity to see images of themselves included in books. Her first children’s book release is publicized as “a book for the child in all of us”. Penned as a delightful read for both children and adults, it delves into the challenges a young girl faces in dealing with the loss of her father. The book guides readers through the exciting events of the main characters and is loaded with more than 18 original character renditions, the artwork of Claudette Hopkins.

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