Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History


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Delmarva Folklife Project: Interview with Stevon Sample, 17 January 1998

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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Stevon Sample in Exmore, VA. In this interview, he describes his introduction to graphic design and the various work's he's done. He describes how he began drawing and his inspiration for drawing, noting some symbols and visions that have inspired some of his work. He speaks about his comics, the materials and mediums he uses, and the meanings he hopes to put behind them, trying to reach the youth and covey feelings from experiences that they might relate to. He also describes his church, Night Faith Church of Deliverance, and the influences religion has on his art and daily life. He also describes some of the works and murals he's done for businesses and his church, describing what they depict and the work that went into them (with a description of processing chicken at a chicken plant that he made a safety mural for). In part 2, he continues his discussion about his art and inspirations for his art. He describes his involvement with WAVES (Workers Alliance of the Virginia Eastern Shore) and the various people that were involved with that organization, and his experiences at various expeditions that allowed him to show off his art. He also mentions his participation at the "Art Expose" at "Local Shores", conducted by Lucy Harlow, where he was able to show his work to a more affluent crowd. He also speaks about the needs of artists, most notably exposure for their work.

This interview is part of the Delmarva Folklife Project. For more information, see the Edward H. Nabb Center Finding Aid.


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