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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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Acrylic on Canvas

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46.25" x 37.75" / 117.5 x 95.9cm
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36" x 28" / 91.4 x 71.1cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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

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16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
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40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on Wood

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11.75" x 11.75" / 29.8 x 29.8cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas

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36" x 48" / 91.4 x 121.9cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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72" x 60" / 182.9 x 152.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Acanthus and Snails

16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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16" x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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20" x 19.5" / 50.8 x 49.5cm
Oil on Linen

Spring Sprang Sprung

24" x 36" / 61 x 91.4cm

Unravel

23.75" x 33" / 60.3 x 83.8cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Single Malt

23.75" x 16.5" / 60.3 x 41.9cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Simon

11.75" x 16.5" / 29.8 x 41.9cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Jessi

20" x 23.75" / 50.8 x 60.3cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Barbara

24" x 31.5" / 61 x 80cm
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Sheer Gloves Chapter 2

30" x 36" / 76.2 x 91.4cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Shadow of the Seventh

32" x 32" / 81.3 x 81.3cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

Hope and Reckoning

28" x 40" / 71.1 x 101.6cm
Oil on Aluminum Panel

King Neto

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Oil on Panel

With or Without II

48" x 48" / 121.9 x 121.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Man with a Golden Mustache

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

Red

10" x 8" / 25.4 x 20.3cm
Oil on Panel

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