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Barbed Wire and Picket Fences

April 9 - May 5, 2016

6-8pm

Featuring the artwork of Charlotta Janssen and Phillip Thomas.

Meet celebrated German American artist, Charlotta Janssen at the opening night of her solo exhibition, “Barbed Wire and Picket Fences” featuring her unique mixed media collage work.

In 2009, the first black president of the United States was sworn into office. This historic event was a catalyst for German American artist, Charlotta Janssen, to visually thank participants of the civil rights movement for their work and dedication that made this moment possible. Janssen specifically honors the Bus Boycotters from 1956 and Freedom Riders from 1961.The artist’s goals are to transport the viewer back to this moment in time, to create a living history and bring awareness to a collective consciousness where segregation seemed normal and fighting it was a daunting task.

Read the New Yorker article on Civility

Watch Charlotta Janssen share her creative process and talk to Oprah about what inspired her to paint canvases of the Freedom Riders

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Transmission

42" x 31" / 106.7 x 78.7cm
Oil on Linen

Flight

8.5" x 10" / 21.6 x 25.4cm
Pencil on Paper

Elena

11.75" x 11.75" / 29.8 x 29.8cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Co-Pilot

11.75" x 11.75" / 29.8 x 29.8cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

What’s On Your Mind

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Emerald City

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Starla

30" x 30" / 76.2 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood

SOLD

A Sparrow is a Songbird

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil on Birch Panel

Assumption of a Woman

51.5" x 41" / 130.8 x 104.1cm
Oil on Linen

Winter

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oi on Linen

Aurora

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Board

Rising

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood

The Presentation

14" x 11" / 35.6 x 27.9cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Royale’s Concerto

30" x 40" / 76.2 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Girl with the Tattoo

27.62" x 19.75" / 70.2 x 50.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Medusa

23.62" / 60cm Oil on Canvas

The Great Wave

31.5" x 21.75" / 80 x 55.2cm
Oil on Canvas

Reformation

36" x 60" / 91.4 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Columba

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil on Aluminum

Mercuralia

15.5" x 15.5" / 39.4 x 39.4cm
Oil on Aluminum

SOLD

Reunion – Limited Edition Signed Print

36 x 36" | 91.4 x 91.4cm

PURCHASE

Saboteur

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on Canvas

The Harvest

46" x 27" / 116.8 x 68.6cm
Oil on Linen

Lissome

39.25" x 49.16" / 99.7 x 124.9cm
Oil on Board

Kimura

49" x 39" / 124.5 x 99.1cm
Oil on Board

Hypnosis

13" x 20" / 33 x 50.8cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

Solstice

29" x 22" / 73.7 x 55.9cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol board

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