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“Americans Who Tell the Truth” Exhibition in Surry
July 22 @ 7:00 pm$15 before June 6; $18 after
Surry Arts and Events at the Barn will host artist Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” exhibition on July 22 at 7 p.m.
Shetterly was born in 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated in 1969 from Harvard College with a degree in English literature. At Harvard he took some courses in drawing that changed the direction of his creative life – from the written word to the image. Also, during this time, he was active in the civil rights and in the anti-Vietnam War movements.
After college and moving to Maine in 1970, he taught himself drawing, printmaking, and painting. While trying to become proficient in printmaking and painting, he illustrated widely. For 12 years he did the editorial page drawings for The Maine Times newspaper and illustrated National Audubon’s children’s newspaper Audubon Adventures and approximately 30 books.
Robert’s paintings and prints are in collections all over the U.S. and Europe. He is well known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” and for another series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation. His painting has tended toward the narrative and the surreal; however, for 20 years he has been painting the series of portraits Americans Who Tell the Truth. The exhibit has been traveling around the country since 2003.
Tickets for the July 22 event are $15 if purchased before June 6 and $18 at the door after that date.