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Visions of Our 44th President is a collective sculptural show created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Select Contemporary Black Artists, renowned and emerging, were invited to literally "Paint the President" and to participate in this avant-garde art collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Peter Kaplan. Dynamic and inspiring, the exhibit will include 44 artists' interpretations of our 44th President in three-dimensional form. In essence, the sculpture is a blank canvas upon which each artist can imaginatively celebrate the man, our history, and the collective journey to his presidency.
Artists include Barkley Hendricks, Charly Palmer, Melvin Clark, Louis Delsarte, Tamara Natalie Madden, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Kevin Cole, Najee Dorsey, Ted Ellis, Tyrone Geter, Paul Goodnight, Tyree Guyton, Kadir Nelson, Joyce Owens, Gale Fulton Ross, Cory Saint Clair, Preston Sampson, Felandus Thames, Mamie Willis, Preston Jackson, Philemona Williamson, Dayo Laoye, Shirley Woodson and others.