Artist Talk with Robert Shetterly
September 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
“My work offers a link between the community of people who struggled for justice
in our past and the community of people who are doing it now.
To participate in that struggle can be very hard, but it is also a place to find
deep friendship, shared courage, respect and dignity. And, only by participating
in that struggle will we find hope, or deserve to.” -Robert Shetterly
This will be your only chance during this exhibition to spend an evening at ArtRage with the painter and activist, Robert Shetterly. Don’t miss it.
For more than ten years, Robert Shetterly has been painting the series of portraits he calls Americans Who Tell the Truth. The exhibit has been traveling around the country since 2003. Venues have included everything from university museums and grade school libraries to sandwich shops, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, and the Superior Court in San Francisco. To date, the exhibits have visited 26 states. In 2005, Dutton published a book of the portraits by the same name. In 2006, the book won the top award of the International Reading Association for Intermediate non-fiction.
The portraits have given Shetterly an opportunity to speak with children and adults all over this country about the necessity of dissent in a democracy, the obligations of citizenship, sustainability, US history, and how democracy cannot function if politicians don’t tell the truth, if the media doesn’t report it, and if the people don’t demand it.
Free to the Public
Read more about Robert Shetterly at Americans Who Tell The Truth.