Artists for Justice: 23 artists to honor black lives lost through systemic racism

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EASTON, Md. – In Easton, a group of 23 artists who either work or live in the area will be taking part in an art show next weekend to honor black lives. The art show, called Artists for Justice, will take place along the fence at 11 South Aurora Street in Easton on the 4th of July. Each artist will portray a chosen African American who has unjustly lost his or her life because of systemic racism in the U.S. The artists say they hope the impact from the display will send a message that the nation still has a long way to go when it comes to ensuring racial equality. The idea for the art show came from Easton-based artist Nancy Tankersley.

“This is to kind of look and examine ourselves and how racism in our society has affected us in so many negative ways. This is to kind of look and examine ourselves and how racism in our society has affected us in so many negative ways,” said Tankersley.

The art will be hanging on the fence from 10 AM until 4 PM and all are invited to respectfully view the artwork from the sidewalk during those hours. While the art will not be for sale, some of the participating artists will be onsite to answer questions about their individual portraits.

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