- Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow, 2019
Jason Patterson is a visual artist whose work focuses on African American history. His artwork is based in portraiture, wood working, and the fabrication, and aesthetically reimagining, of historical documents. During his fellowship at the Starr Center Patterson will work with students on creating a historical account of African American life in Chestertown and Kent County, with special attention to the history of Washington College, from the late 18th century through the 20th century. This narrative is represented through the recreation of images and documents, housed in stylized wood frames, made for the Custom House’s Hubbard Room.