We are pleased to announce that Americans Who Tell the Truth has been named the 2024 Maine Art Education Association’s Art Advocate of the Year. MAEA announced the 2024 award in a letter this week from the Association’s president, Cory Bucknam, to artist Robert Shetterly and AWTT education director Connie Carter: “Your creative and dedicated […]
Artist Robert Shetterly learns a lesson from a policeman who is holding him in custody.
Through a collaborative effort, the Orono Public Library, the Town of Orono, and RSU 26 ( the Orono schools) brought an exhibition and presentation of the Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits to the Orono, Maine community, October 6-November 10, 2023. Thirteen portraits and the accompanying biographies were displayed in retail businesses, banks, offices and […]
Artist Robert Shetterly reflects on why he joined a sit-in at Representative Jared Golden’s office that resulted in his arrest.
Americans Who Tell the Truth – and founding artist Robert Shetterly – recognize that the truth isn’t always obvious or easily discovered. We must search hard for answers. Turning away, or closing our eyes, to the harsh realities is not a solution. This past month, Shetterly dug into the written word to explore his truths. […]
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all crueltyTo know what occurs but not recognize the fact. — William Stafford This beautiful, somber painting, as much meditation as painting, was sent to me by the artist Tilly Woodward who lives in Iowa. It’s a small bird’s abandoned nest – a ground nester, I guess, […]
I use the word “appall” too much. I’ve been appalled at government and corporate corruption; I’ve been appalled at cavalier war making and its awful consequences. Exhaustingly appalled at the depth of U.S. racism. Appalled at environmental degradation and the failure of governments to base policy on the reality of climate change. I’ve been appalled […]
“People who treat other people as less than human should not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.” –James Baldwin Most of the world’s stockpiles of chemical, biological and nerve agent weapons have been destroyed in the past 30 years. This is a good thing. […]
AWTT Artist Robert Shetterly is pleased to be joining several talented artists in an exhibit that is opening at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine on October 12, 2023. The theme of the show is “In the Moment.”
Artist Robert Shetterly will be the guest speaker at the Biddeford Pool (ME) Community Center at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 9. His talk is billed as “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Earth Justice.” AWTT’s most recent book Portraits of Earth Justice – featuring the portraits and short bios of 50 earth justice advocates, including […]