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.
Dr. David Crawford expresses his many theatrical talents within the walls of the Tyler Junior College Theater program. Last year Crawford's very own play was performed in New York, which is famous for it's classic Broadway plays and musicals. "It was called 'Harvest' and it ran last spring right off of Broadway," said Crawford.