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Alumnus Donates Series of Paintings to ASU

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Author: Timothy C. Ervin

Release Date: May 08, 2018

An Alabama State University alumnus has donated a series of paintings inspired by the University's campus.

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Alabama State University alumnus Vic L. Daniels, an accomplished artist, recently donated a series of his paintings to his alma mater. ASU’s beautiful campus served as an inspiration for his paintings.

“I learned about ASU and its history during my tenure and it inspired me to do a series of paintings,” Daniels said. “The ASU series has been in storage for several years and I wanted to have it displayed so others can enjoy them. So, I decided to donate the paintings to the University.”

Daniels, a native of Eufaula, Ala., fell in love with art in high school and attended ASU to pursue his dreams. After a year, the practical needs of supporting a family weighed heavily over his dreams, so he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 1991 Gulf War.

After a 20 year military career, Daniels returned to ASU at age 40 to resume pursuit of his dream. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Art degree in 2009. Prior to that, Daniels also received an associate’s degree in business and office administration from Wallace Community College.

Daniels created Daniels’ Art Studio LLC, which has allowed him to work as a professional freelance artist for 15 years.

“My legacy is in my artwork which depicts some aspect of my life,” Daniels said. “I have a deep passion for what I do.”

Daniels said he hopes to inspire all current and future students, young and old to never give up on their dreams.

“You heard the quote; ‘nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream’. Stop sleeping and work,” Daniels said. “You must continue to work toward your dreams by making steps that God can order.”

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