AWTT at ArtRage, The Norton Putter Gallery in Syracuse, New York

ArtRage Gallery of Syracuse, New York will host a show of 24 AWTT portraits from September 10, 2016 through November 12. In addition to the portraits, the gallery has put together a fantastic program with several speakers represented in Robert Shetterly's portrait series. 

All the events below are free, open to the public, and will take place at the ArtRage Gallery space. 

September 10: The exhibit kicks off with an inaugural event with an opening reception from 7-9 pm.

September 11: Former CIA officer and courageous critic of the Iraq invasion, Ray McGovern will speak from 2-4 pm. 

September 12: Activist, educator Bill Ayers, will be at ArtRage from 7-9 pm to discuss his new book, Demand the Impossible! 

September 14: Robert Shetterly, founder of the AWTT organization and the artist who paints the portraits will make a presentation from 7-9 pm.

October 2: Author Frida Berrigan will talk from 4-6 pm about her book, It Runs In the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood, and being the daughter of activists Phillip Berrigan (an AWTT portrait subject) and Elizabeth McAlister. 

October 6: Educator and Syracuse University professor, Mara Sapon-Shevin will speak from 7-9 pm about her work for a world "as a cooperative, peaceful, and just place."

November 12: Indigenous and environmental activist Oren Lyons, a member of the Onondaga and Seneca nations, will wrap up this series of speakers, addressing modern day issues with traditional views of the laws of nature from 7-9 pm. 

From the ArtRage website: 

Robert Shetterly's portraits highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. We bring back this popular series with an entirely different collection of portraits from those we exhibited in 2010. This work, 24 portraits selected from over 200 paintings in the Americans Who Tell The Truth series, centers around the theme of "Finding Your Power" and includes portraits of several Central New York activists painted as a result of Shetterly's time in Syracuse. It highlights many individuals of humble beginnings who, despite their circumstance, or in some cases because of it, realized their power to affect change through their activism.

The ArtRage Twenty-four: Michelle Alexander, Will Allen, Esther Attean, Bill Ayers, Ella Baker, Phil Berrigan, Majora Carter, Ceasar Chavez, Louis Clark, Claudette Colvin, Tim DeChristopher, Lois Gibbs, Fannie Lou Hamer, Oren Lyons, Nicole & Jonas Maines, Ray McGovern, Bob Moses, Alice Paul, Ai-Jen Poo, Alice Rothchild, Bayard Rustin, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Sandra Steingraber, and Kim Wasserman.