Black Artists’ Exhibit at Portland Public Library Not to be Missed !

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The Tragic Face of George Floyd is the Centerpiece of a New Art Exhibit at Portland Public Library – Not to be Missed!  The Exhibi Runs the Month of July 2022.

One of the most recognizable but tragic faces of our times is the centerpiece of this recently installed art show at the Portland Public Library in downtown Portland. The unforgetable face of George Floyd stares at you along with other faces of Black heroes in this show – some deceased like baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot in her Kentucky apartment two years ago – and some not deceased like politician Stacey Abrams.

It was just over two years ago now that George Floyd died under the killer knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The nation learned of Chauvin’s ruthlessness as the truth emerged during a long drawn out process..

Artist Eamon White is one of three Black artists at this exhibit in the Lewis Gallery – who are emerging artists.  The other two are:  Mayele Alognon visual artist currently residing in Brooklyn, NY  She works primarily with watercolor and gouache on toned surfaces such as cardboard and paper bags according to information available on the Library’s webpage. The second artist is:  Sam Onche, an illustrator/painter based in the US.  He was born in Nigeria and moved to the US in 2015.  He studied studio art at Colby College.

Artist Eamon White is a Portland, Maine-based artist and graduate of Merrimack College with a degree in digital design.  Inspired and taught in painting by his grandmother since childhood, art has become a way for Eamon to encourage people to think about what is happening in our world and highlight social issues in  a way aimed at inspiring unity and togetherness.  Eamon’s art takes many forms including grahic design and customized hand painted shoes and athletic footwear.  In addition to being an artist, Eamon enjoys his work as an educator, coach and youth advocate in his home state according  to literature available on the Library’s web page.

Admission to the library requires a face mask

Ths show is up for the month of July; don’t miss it!