Knox Artist Paints Community Portrait

n-2016-04-01-portraitFrom: The Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL) –

The Galesburg Portrait Project, by John Bakker, artist-in-residence at Knox College, was unveiled at The Box art gallery downtown Thursday evening. Also at the event, the Heart & Soul project collected information from the community to develop a plan aimed at changing things for the better…

Bakker, who created the 24-foot mural of 318 portraits representing the young and old, black and white, rich and poor of Galesburg, said portraits are a symbol of who is important in a community, and by painting all these pictures, he hoped to “remind people that they matter.”
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