Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, is hosting an exhibition of portraits of the nine Emanuel AME Church victims for their families and friends. The exhibition is scheduled for May 29th, 2016, and will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the attack. There will be a private presentation of the portraits, gifts to the families, from 5-6 pm, followed by a reception open to the public from 6-8 pm. The paintings will remain on display through June.
I am honored to have painted state senator and Emanuel’s pastor, The Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, and to have worked with the following wonderful artists: Lauren Tilden, who initiated the project and painted Susie Jackson; Stephanie Deshpande, who painted Mrs. Myra Thompson; Mario Robinson, who painted Cynthia Graham Hurd; Terry Strickland -Tywanza Sanders; Ricky Mujica - Reverend Sharonda Ann Coleman-Singleton; Judy Takacs - Reverend Dr. Daniel Simmons Sr.; Paul McCormack - Ethel Lee Lance; and Gregory Mortenson -Reverend DePayne Middleton Doctor.
More information can be found on the project’s website: https://emanuelnine.tumblr.com and we will post images of the paintings after the May 29 reception. There will be a link to the catalog which will be available for purchase after May 29. See my FB page for updates.