In December 2007 the TJC Student Senate began gearing up for a spring concert set to take place on the TJC campus. But, it hasn't all been smooth sailing. "We've been working on the concert since before the holidays in December. We went and surveyed the students to look at what R&B artist students would like to see," said Scott Nalley, director, student activities and sponsor of the Tyler Junior College student senate.
A painting depicting only blue shoes resting on a pillow is pretty self-explanatory. However, a trip to the Tyler Museum of Art will prove that average looking blue shoes are only part of a bigger picture. One of the pieces featured in Graham Williford's America under the thematic section Expressions of American Identity is from an artist named William Merritt Chase and is titled "Portrait of Harriet Hubbard Ayer" or "The Blue Shoes.