Moral Beauty and Reframing AWTT

Rev. Berbar Poor People Campaign Americans Who Tell The Truth

It’s interesting how a simple well-put phrase can open our understanding,  become a key to unlock a room of thoughts and feelings we didn’t even know we had. I hadn’t thought of Americans Who Tell the Truth as being in the awe business. Definitely inspiration, but not awe. Then Betty Burkes sent me a link […]

Robert Shetterly Receives Award from Maine Education Association

Robert Speaking To Classroom

AWTT artist Robert Shetterly was pleased to receive the Ashley Bryan Arts and Humanities Award last weekend during the Maine Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly in South Portland. The annual Ashley Bryan award “honor(s) an individual in the fields of the arts and the humanities for their commitment to education and their work and advocacy […]

Samantha Smith Challenge Celebration

Maulian Dana Awtt Portrait

Over 200 students from nine middle and high schools from Maine, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky are participating in the 2023 Samantha Smith Challenge. They are addressing many issues – climate change, environmental racism, saving the monarch butterfly, violence in communities, recognizing truth tellers in their lives, the Declaration of Human Rights, and many more. Americans Who […]

Eating an Apple on Earth Day, April 22, 2023

Rob Mccall Americans Who Tell The Truth

Before taking my border collie Chummi for a walk in the woods here in Maine in the waning, gentle afternoon light on Earth Day, I decided to have a small snack – having not eaten since breakfast. Gail had filled the fridge’s crisper with a whole bough’s profligacy of Granny Smith apples. What a gorgeous […]

Reflections on the Life of Rob McCall

Rob Mccall Awtt Portrait

Rob McCall died this morning – not unexpectedly. He had been failing for some time. His passing is a great loss to his community in Blue Hill, Maine. Also to the world. I painted his portrait five years ago, and at the unveiling of it in the Blue Hill library, with Rob there, I said,  […]

Sacrifice Zones, Kids & Money

Environmental Health Hazard

Not too many years ago, if I heard the term “sacrifice zone,” I thought it might refer to an area where rebellious people were executed, a place where a totalitarian state or group of fanatical fundamentalists lined its victims up against a wall. Or I envisioned an altar where a goat or a girl was killed […]

AWTT Visits Berea, Kentucky

Teri Blanton Awtt Portrait

The Berea Arts Council will host an exhibit of 10 portraits painted by Maine Artist Robert Shetterly, from April 13 through April 19. MDC’s State of the South: Central Appalachia Conference will feature the AWTT exhibit from 5 – 7 p.m. on April 19.

AWTT on Maine Calling

Robert Shetterly

Maine Calling host Jennifer Rooks interviewed AWTT artist Robert Shetterly and education director Connie Carter on March 25, 2023. If you missed the show, it is archived here on the Maine Public site. Maine Calling Highlights: A new film, Truth Tellers, documents the work of Maine artist/activist Robert Shetterly. Shetterly has painted portraits of more than […]