College to host exhibit of renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES' work

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Saint Augustine's University will host an art exhibit for the internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, Synthia SAINT JAMES, Oct. 21. The alliance between SAINT JAMES and Saint Augustine's University formed after SAINT JAMES and President Dianne Boardley Suber met on the 2009 Fantastic Voyage cruise hosted by Tom Joyner.

“I had recently decided that I wanted to establish a scholarship fund for young ladies that wanted to pursue the visual arts. Dr. Suber immediately offered Saint Augustine's University, and I most definitely answered yes,” SAINT JAMES said.

In the years following the cruise, SAINT JAMES remained diligent in establishing a scholarship at Saint Augustine's University. The first Synthia SAINT JAMES scholarship award will be presented in the fall of 2012 in accordance with the grand opening of the Synthia SAINT JAMES Fine Arts Institute of Saint Augustine's University.

SAINT JAMES said she knew early on that she wanted to be an artist. “I have known since I was 5 years old that I wanted to be an artist. I started speaking it at 6 years old and confirmed it by the time I was 13 years old,” she said.

St. Aug will host an exclusive Synthia SAINT JAMES pre-exhibit for faculty and staff Aug. 29. Both art exhibits will be in Seby Jones Art Gallery on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. For more information, contact Vince Chandler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .