Dr. Art Bacon is Talladega College professor emeritus of the natural sciences and humanities. After 40 years as a member of the faculty, staff and administration, the West Palm Beach, Fla. native is enjoying his second career as an artist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Talladega College in 1961, his Master of Science in zoology from Howard University in 1963, and his doctorate in protozoology, also from Howard, in 1967.
His many awards include recognition for teaching, creativity and research and for securing the college’s accreditation. His artwork was recognized in 2013 in the Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches Inc.
The annual Realizing the Dream Awards are presented by the University of Alabama Division of Community Affairs.
Cinematography by Preston Sullivan.