Visual artist to present Iowa Wesleyan College Forum program
Acclaimed artist and social activist Robert Shetterly will present a public program on Thursday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. He will discuss the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice, and the human qualities necessary for success in these struggles. He will illustrate his talk with images from his portrait series, Americans Who Tell the Truth.
Shetterly is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fello.
A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 24, from 7-9 p.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan Art Gallery.
Shetterly’s series includes memorable Americans whose noteworthy written or spoken word have made an impact on our culture. That collection, Americans Who Tell the Truth, includes more than 140 portraits, combined with thought-provoking quotes and concise biographies that offer a powerful view into what it means to be American, to hold American values, and to be part of a democratic society.
Twenty of the portraits from the exhibit are on display in the Iowa Wesleyan College Art Gallery, including Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Woody Guthrie among others. Each painting is 36" x 30", acrylic on panel.
The public is invited to both events. The Iowa Wesleyan Art Gallery is located at the entrance to the P.E.O. Building on North Main Street.
Shetterly’s visit is sponsored by the Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts at Iowa Wesleyan College.