CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to present “Portraits of Black Lives Lost: Showing Their Faces, Telling Their Stories”, an exhibition by Artists for Justice, in the Main Gallery through Saturday, Sept. 26.

Originally shown in Easton on July 4, the exhibit was organized by Nancy Tankersley, the founder and director of the Easton Studio and a founder of Plein Air Easton. The exhibit features work by over twenty artists, each portraying and honoring those whose lives were lost to racial violence. The portraits were not painted to be sold, but to be given to the families of the victims. The Dorchester exhibition includes several new artists and portraits.

The portraits include:

  • Mya Hall by Yolanda Acree
  • Eric Garner by Jane Anderson
  • Sandra Bland by Diana Dardis
  • Trayvon Martin by Mary Ford
  • Ahmaud Arbery by Rhonda Ford
  • Breonna Taylor by Joan Hart
  • DJ Henry by Shelton Hawkins
  • India Kager by Mo Herbert
  • Adrian Medearis by Betty Huang
  • Philando Castile by Laura L. Kapolchok
  • Emmit Till by Adam Kernan-Schloss
  • Atatiana Jefferson by Kathy Kopec
  • Akai Gurney by Marianne Kost
  • Tamir Rice by Mignonne La Chapelle
  • Freddie Gray by Mary Ellen Mabe
  • Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor by Anna Madachik
  • Stephon Clark by Maire McArdle
  • Aiyana Stanley-Jones by Diane Mitchell
  • Sean Monterrosa by Miriam Moran
  • Muhammad Muhaymin by Miriam Moran
  • Korryn Gaines by Diane Dubois Mullaly
  • George Floyd by Sara Linda Poly
  • Charles Kinsey by Josepha Price
  • Rayshard Brooks by Kathy Rogers
  • Modesto Reyes by Maggii Sarfaty
  • Elijah McCain by Maggii Sarfaty
  • Alton Sterling by Sheryl Southwick
  • Michael Brown by Nancy Tankersley
  • Hattie Carroll by Nancy Tankersley
  • Medger Evers by Angela Taylor
  • George Stinney by Angela Taylor
  • Birmingham Bombing Victims by Kathy Theeke
  • Sean Reed by Stephen Walker
  • Philando Castile by Stewart White
  • Jeremy McDole by Stewart White
  • Anton Black by Lori Yates
  • Terrance Franklin by Arlene Zachmann

Dorchester Center for the Arts gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday. A Second Saturday Artists’ Reception will be held via Facebook Live beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Dorchester Center for the Arts is dedicated to enriching Maryland’s Eastern Shore community through high quality, engaging programming in the visual, literary, musical, and performing arts. As the designated County Arts Council for Dorchester, DCA is committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of our community by supporting extensive outreach and educational opportunities in the arts. Visit online at and on social media for the latest features and updates. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

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