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Americans Who Tell the Truth

July 1 - July 29


“Americans Who Tell the Truth” Exhibit of 30 portraits opens in Ipswich, MA
A community engagement project highlighting models of courageous citizenship
[Ipswich, MA, July 1-29, 2019]

Americans Who Tell the Truth, a collection of portraits painted by nationally acclaimed cultural
and educational artist Robert Shetterly, will be on public display throughout the town of Ipswich during the month of July. The portraits and accompanying narratives in the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. Combining art and other media, the series “offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the earth.” The community engagement project aims to encourage community involvement and discourse around what it means and what it takes to be an engaged and ethical citizen. What is our role and responsibility to uphold our democracy?

Portraits will be displayed at Zumis, Ipswich Museum, and True North Taproom. Each venue will be open to visitor’s during their regular business hours. Please check our website for current “open hour” listings. Cultural organizations in town are using the event as a theme for
programming during the month of July. Events include dance, music, theater, lectures, and
moderated discussions. All events will be posted on the events page:

In connection with the exhibit and through a generous grant from the Institution for Savings,
Shetterly will participate as a visiting artist through the Ipswich Museum. For three days (July
11-13) he will be engaged in a full schedule of art classes and lectures reflecting on using art to speak truth and examining the artist’s role in engaged citizenship. These events will be free
although some require registration. Please visit our events page for more information:

IpswichAWTT/Ipswich is a group of community members committed to bring the Americans Who Tell the Truth project to Ipswich. Our goal is to create an environment for civil discourse and questioning around courageous citizenry and our individual roles in our democracy.


July 1
July 29
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Ipswich Museum
54 S. Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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(978) 356-2811

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