Artist Robert Shetterly at Northeast Harbor Library

Robert Shetterly

On Wednesday March 29th at 5:30 pm, the Northeast Harbor Library will host Maine artist Robert Shetterly for a lecture about his work and the Americans Who Tell the Truth Project. Americans Who Tell the Truth is a traveling exhibit that features portraits painted by Shetterly of past and present figures in American history who […]

Stories from AWTT hosted by Community Church of Boston

John Lewis Awtt Portrait

The Community Church of Boston will host a program with AWTT artist Robert Shetterly on Sunday March 5, 2023 at 11 am. The event will take place online and at the Church, 565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston. Robert will by joined by musicians John and Rachel Nicholas, who will perform related inspiring music about […]

Truth & Vengeance

Bryan Stevenson Awtt Portrait

In the late 1960s, when I was a college student, I went to a teach-in at the Brattle Theater just off Harvard Square. It was 1967, I think, in the winter, at night, standing room only. The speakers were activist writer Noam Chomsky from MIT, historian Howard Zinn from BU, and psychologist and writer Dr. […]

Maine Public to air Truth Tellers in March and April

Truth Tellers: An Artist’s Journey to Uphold our Founding Ideals

Did you miss Maine Public‘s broadcast of  Truth Tellers in February? You have two more chances to catch this inspirational, award-winning film on Maine Public: Thursday, March 30 at 9:00 pm Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 pm Truth Tellers, a film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial and indigenous rights, peace, and […]

Orono Public Library Hosts AWTT Earth Justice Exhibit

Bill Mckibben Awtt Portrait

AWTT is pleased to announce that the Orono Public Library in Orono, Maine will host a spring portrait exhibit around the theme of Earth Justice. The exhibit will run from April 10 through May 10. The film Truth Tellers – documenting the story of AWTT, artist Robert Shetterly, and the work of his portrait subjects […]

Art Students Visit AWTT Wellness Exhibit at Bangor Hospital

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On Thursday, February 16, 2023, St. Joseph Healthcare hosted three groups of Husson University students at The Gallery at 900, located in Building 5 of the 900 Broadway campus in Bangor, to view Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth exhibit. The exhibit is presented by St. Joseph Healthcare’s Healing Arts Program whose mission is to […]

AWTT on National Writing Project Radio

Claudette Colvin Awtt Portrait

A February 2023, National Writing Project (NWP) podcast features artist Robert Shetterly, AWTT education director Connie Carter, and Richard Koch, founder of the Mindful Writing Workshop (MWW), as they speak with Tanya Baker, Director of Programs at the National Writing Project (NWP), about how to support young people to tell the truth and make a […]

Black History Month: AWTT Gallery Welcomes New Portraits

John W Jones

Artist Robert Shetterly wasn’t thinking about Black History Month when he began painting his most recent portrait subjects. Almost by coincidence, these three portraits were finished and added to the AWTT gallery this month. Perhaps this says something about the inevitable prominence of Black Americans’ contributions toward a more just society – every month in […]

Kali Rubaii Portrait Unveiling

Kali Rubaii

The Americans Who Tell the Truth project is excited to announce the unveiling of its newest portrait, Purdue University Professor of Anthropology Kali Rubaii, at 6:30 p.m. on March 7, 2023 at Haymarket House in Chicago. Dr. Rubaii’s research, writing, and activism bear witness to the environmental and health impacts of U.S. wars in Iraq […]

Maine Public to Air Truth Tellers in February

Truth Tellers: An Artist’s Journey to Uphold our Founding Ideals

Maine Public will host the second television broadcast of Truth Tellers February 23, 2023 at 9 p.m. This follows the broadcast premier of the film by Vermont Public on February 16. Truth Tellers, a film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial and indigenous rights, is a story of Maine artist Robert Shetterly’s […]