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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12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Mixed media on panel

Twilight Guardian

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Charcoal, shellac, oil on panel

Crane d’Oiseau

37" x 38" x 112" / 94 x 96.5cm x 284.5cm
Wood and polychrome

Intertwined

9.5" x 11.875" / 24.1 x 30.2cm
Oil on canvas

Eifka’s World

9.5" x 11.875" / 24.1 x 30.2cm
Oil on canvas

Wonderment

9.5" x 11.875" / 24.1 x 30.2cm
Oil on canvas

Composure

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Mixed media on Dibond

Act III: Ride that River

9.5 x 8 in

PURCHASE

Chewed Up, Spit Out

5" x 5" / 12.7 x 12.7cm
Graphite, oil paint, and cold wax media

The Stalwart Prince

5" x 5" / 12.7 x 12.7cm
Oil on paper mounted on board

Specimen Seven: Beatification

10" x 7" / 25.4 x 17.8cm
Graphite on wood putty-covered illustration board

Specimen One: Sanctuarium

24" x 18" / 61 x 45.7cm
Oil on panel

Serene Sense

8" x 16" / 20.3 x 40.6cm
Watercolor on Aquabord

John’s Letters

8" x 16" / 20.3 x 40.6cm

Dear John

8" x 16" / 20.3 x 40.6cm
Watercolor on Aquabord

Serenity

20" x 20" / 50.8 x 50.8cm

Aida and Agnes

24" x 18" / 61 x 45.7cm
Oil on canvas

Little Sister

" x 30" x 40" / 0 x 76.2cm x 101.6cm
Oil on canvas

Picnic Party

36" x 48" / 91.4 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

Boating

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on canvas

Gone Fishing

30" x 36" / 76.2 x 91.4cm
Oil on canvas

Emerald Dress

24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on panel

Judgement Zone

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

Harmony

31.5" x 28" / 80 x 71.1cm
Oil on aluminum panel

Faith

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on aluminum panel

Hi Vis

20" x 24" / 50.8 x 61cm
Oil on canvas covered panel

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