LEWISTON – Maine artist Rob Shetterly, whose series “Americans Who Tell the Truth” is on display in the Bates College Chapel on College Street through Dec. 14, will discuss art, soul and truth-telling Monday, Nov. 8. His talk will be at 4:30 p.m. in Skelton Lounge, 56 Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College.

Shetterly’s exhibit has painted portraits of, and quotations by, influential individuals from Rachel Carson to Terry Tempest Williams.

His paintings and prints are in collections throughout the United States and Europe. A collection of his drawings and etchings, “Speaking Fire at Stones,” was published in 1993. He’s well-known for his series of 70 painted etchings based on William Blake’s “Proverbs for Hell” and another series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation. His painting tends toward the narrative and the surreal.

A 1969 graduate of Harvard College, he was an active participant in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movements.

The public is invited free of charge to the presentation. It’s part of the series “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2004-05” sponsored by the office of the chaplain. FMI: call (207) 786-8272.


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