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Diner by Night by Roy F. Fox
2018 Commemorative Poster
About the Artist
Roy F. Fox is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri. He has published 12 books and many chapters and articles. His most recent book is, Facing the Sky: Composing through Trauma in Word and Image. In 2016, he served as a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland.
About the Artwork, “Diner by Night”
Columbia has numerous landmarks to represent its many virtues. I’ve chosen the Broadway Diner for its unpretentious qualities, for enduring as a low-key, people-oriented island in a sea of academic and business structures. To me, this diner represents a “down-home” refuge from our often impersonal technocratic lives.
I’ve tried to highlight this unsung place by excluding its surroundings. The outside and inside lights, as well as the busy interior, suggest the vibrant, varied clientele found at popular Columbia places. Overall, this diner’s simplicity is juxtaposed with a sky full of movement, light, and energy.
Poster dimensions: 28″ x 22″