Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to present “Portraits of Black Lives Lost: Showing Their Faces, Telling Their Stories”, an exhibition by Artists for Justice, in the Main Gallery through September 26.
Originally shown in Easton on July 4, the exhibit was organized by Nancy Tankersley, the founder and director of the Easton Studio, and a founder of Plein Air Easton. The exhibit features work by over twenty artists, each portraying and honoring those whose lives were lost to racial violence. The portraits were not painted to be sold, but to be given to the families of the victims. The Dorchester exhibition includes several new artists and portraits.
The artists and their portraits include: Yolanda Acree / Mya Hall; Jane Anderson / Eric Garner; Diana Dardis / Sandra Bland; Mary Ford / Trayvon Martin; Rhonda Ford / Ahmaud Arbery; Joan Hart / Breonna Taylor; Shelton Hawkins / DJ Henry; Mo Herbert / India Kager; Betty Huang / Adrian Medearis; Laura L. Kapolchok / Philando Castile; Adam Kernan-Schloss / Emmit Till; Kathy Kopec / Atatiana Jefferson; Marianne Kost / Akai Gurney; Mignonne La Chapelle / Tamir Rice; Mary Ellen Mabe / Freddie Gray; Anna Madachik / Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor; Maire McArdle / Stephon Clark; Diane Mitchell / Aiyana Stanley-Jones; Miriam Moran / Sean Monterrosa and Muhammad Muhaymin; Diane Dubois Mullaly / Korryn Gaines; Sara Linda Poly / George Floyd; Josepha Price / Charles Kinsey; Kathy Rogers / Rayshard Brooks; Maggii Sarfaty / Modesto Reyes and Elijah McCain; Sheryl Southwick / Alton Sterling; Nancy Tankersley / Michael Brown and Hattie Carroll; Angela Taylor / Medger Evers and George Stinney; Kathy Theeke / Birmingham Bombing Victims; Stephen Walker / Sean Reed; Stewart White / Philando Castile, Jeremy McDole; Lori Yates / Anton Black; Arlene Zachmann / Terrance Franklin.
DCA gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon – 6:00 p.m. A Second Saturday Artists’ Reception will be held via Facebook Live on September 12, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Dorchester Center for the Arts is dedicated to enriching Maryland’s Eastern Shore community through high quality, engaging programming in the visual, literary, musical, and performing arts. As the designated County Arts Council for Dorchester, DCA is committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of our community by supporting extensive outreach and educational opportunities in the arts. Visit online at www.dorchesterarts.org and on social media for the latest features and updates. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.