by Burt Stein, Business Editor
for The Post Publications
POTTSTOWN PA – The Gallery School of Pottstown and its Gallery on High kicks off a rebranding campaign this fall with “Threads of a Story: Continued,” a national touring exhibit created by artist Charlotta Janssen to honor participants in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Janssen’s exhibit will open with a private reception on Sept. 7 (2012) at the Gallery, 254 E. High St. The show will open to the public Sept. 8–Oct 20.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
The artist’s inspiration for “Threads” came from mug shots of famous—and non-famous—bus boycotters and Freedom Riders arrested during the civil rights movement. Janssen’s aim is to transport viewers back to the era in the southern United States when segregation seemed normal and fighting it was a daunting task. To that end, Janssen re-imagines her subjects using oil, acrylic, rust and collage.
The exhibit at the Gallery will feature eight brand-new portraits, including those of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Also on display will be giclee prints of 15 of Janssen’s portraits from the original series. “Threads” has traveled throughout the South, and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show during February 2011.
For more information, call the Gallery School at 610-326-2506.