Walk in Peace Art Exhibit
Friday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 | 1–4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday at St. Augustine Art Association
An exhibit featuring artwork by Don Trousdell (circa 1937–Feb. 3. 2017) will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association from Friday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.
The series, "Walk in Peace," commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Trousdell was a graphic designer and artist during the “Golden Age” of advertising. During his 40-year career, Trousdell won more than 500 national and international awards, including four New York Art Director gold medals.
In 1975, Don ended his full-time graphic design career and began teaching at Syracuse. Trousdell taught concept and design at both Syracuse and Kansas universities.
As an artist Trousdell was known for themed educational art collections, but he considered himself a “storyteller.” Trousdell spent hours extensively researching for each series of painting. He had over 38 one-man shows, 36 of which were themed shows.
One of his last exhibits, “Ordinary People,” an exhibit for St Augustine’s 450 Commemoration, tells the stories of the everyday settler from Spain and his particular contribution to establish America's oldest city, St. Augustine.
For his "Walk in Peace" exhibit, Trousdell spent one year researching and creating the artwork. A visual journey through 35,000 years of peace, the exhibit includes more than 100 works of art. The stars of the exhibit are painted shoes representing every culture. Each pair of shoes is supported by paintings, Trousdell called “graffiti art” and small icon pieces of art to help tell the story. In total, there are 27 original pairs of shoes with 27 peace symbol icons and accompanying artwork that helps tell the story of peace through the ages.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday, Sept. 3–24, 2021.
Where: The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine St. in historic downtown St. Augustine.