ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth
and the Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Project
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.
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.
This film is sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization. All donations are tax deductible. Read more.
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, Maine Town Hall at 7pm, starring Reggie Harris, singer/songwriter/social activist, http://reggieharrismusic.com/ one of Robert Shetterly’s portrait subjects. In addition to Reggie’s performance, Shetterly will interview Harris about the Power of Art to Advance Social Activism and it will be filmed by Richard Kane. The event is being co-sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists and WERU Community Radio, 89.9FM.
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.