ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth
and the Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Project
a documentary film now in Development and Fundraising
If you wish to donate Anonymously or via check, please send your tax deductible contribution to: UMVA Maine Masters, c/o Jackie Bennett, Treasurer, PO Box 51, Walpole, ME 04573. Indicate “Shetterly” in the Memo Line.
Shetterly speaks on militarism and climate change
Robert Shetterly spoke before The Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine on June 10, 2019 about climate change and actions we can take to mitigate the continuing crises. He invited people to join him at Bath Iron Works on June 22, 2019 protesting the christening of the Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer. Six weeks earlier he and 24 others were arrested at BIW protesting the christening of the LBJ, the $7 billon Zumwalt Class Destroyer. In this talk, Shetterly connects climate and militarism saying, “the American military has the biggest single entity footprint in the world … in terms of carbon emissions… we can’t solve this problem if we don’t deal with the military.”
Compelled by the direction of post-9/11 politics, acclaimed artist Robert Shetterly began his one-person campaign to celebrate Americans whose voices—no matter how unsung, muted, or discordant—espouse America’s progressive values. Nearly 20 years and 250 portraits later, Shetterly’s crusade, Americans Who Tell the Truth, has become his life’s passion—and a timely and urgent reminder that dissenting voices play a valuable role in protecting American rights, liberties, and social justice. In the forthcoming film, ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth, award-winning filmmaker Richard Kane (I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan, Imber’s Left Hand) documents this artist’s quest: to inspire individuals of all ages to defend democracy through personal empowerment and action. You can help tell Shetterly’s story. Click on the red Donate Now.
Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly appeared on Maine Arts Alive on April 23, 2019, a WERU 89.9 Community Radio program hosted by Michael Donohue. Listen here
benefit concert announced for June 29, 7pm:
To benefit the making of this film, a Benefit Concert will be held on June 29, 2019 at the Blue Hill Town Hall, Maine, at 7pm, starring Reggie Harris, singer/social activist http://reggieharrismusic.com/ Shetterly chose to paint Harris’ portrait as a model of his courageous citizenship. In addition to Reggie Harris’ performance, Shetterly will interview Harris about the Power of Art to Advance and Engage Social Activism and it will be filmed by Richard Kane. Pastor Elaine Hewes will welcome the audience. The event is being co-sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, WERU Community Radio, 89.9FM, Americans Who Tell the Truth, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Peninsula Peace & Justice, and Island Peace & Justice.
If you wish to donate Anonymously or via check, please send your contribution to: UMVA Maine Masters, c/o Jackie Bennett, Treasurer, PO Box 51, Walpole, ME 04573. Indicate “Shetterly” in the Memo Line.