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Crawley’s art honors black women
By Lesley Covington
“First I was gonna do something with the logo, but people see logos every day,” Crawley said.
She chose to paint women as reminders of those who brought the organization to UNCP, she said.
Six women are depicted in the painting: Crawley, Carine L. Francois, Tamron Cox, Kristina L. Chaney, Dominique D. Newkirk and Tremonisha Miller, the artist said. The students established NCNW at UNCP April 12, 2006.
Each woman remains faceless in the piece, leaving an anonymous air. Crawley did choose to portray their individual styles with regard to dress and accessories, however.
“I see modern women of all kinds of different cultural backgrounds,” said 23-year-old sophomore sociology major Sedrick J. Lewis. “I see confidence in this picture.”
Lewis noted that the gray shading around each woman might signify negativity, and that each one’s strength prevented it from touching them.
Crawley is the president of the collegiate chapter of NCNW, according to Director of the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs Robert L. Canida II.
NCNW is involved in a variety of activities, according to Crawley. They are currently planning a trip to New Orleans during Spring Break.