Robert Shetterly to be honored with Peace Award

Robert Shetterly, a Maine artist, educator and writer, will be honored with the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s Hands of Peace Award. The award will be given at the PJCEM’s 23rd annual Harvest Supper, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Park Street in Bangor.

Shetterly is best known for his creation of Americans Who Tell the Truth, a series of portraits, embellished with quotations by the subject, of Americans who have fought for the common good, usually under very difficult circumstances. He originally set out to create 50 portraits, one for each state, but has now amassed over 150 since he began the project in 2001. He lives in Brooksville, where he is active with Maine Veterans For Peace and the Union of Maine Visual Artists, and has also been involved in activism to stop the spread of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

A vegetarian potluck is scheduled for the dinner; suggested donation is $10.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.