The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Live Mural Painting of Sojourner Truth

WHAT: Watch local artist paint a mural of Sojourner Truth
WHEN: Friday-Sunday April 26-28, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Intersection of Main St & Maple St, Florence, MA

Northampton artist Jeff Wrench will paint a portrait of abolitionist, women's rights activist, and Florence resident Sojourner Truth on an electrical box at the center of town. Stop by to see the work in progress or talk to the artist.

Recently, Jeff Wrench painted portraits of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost at the center of Amherst. He is also known for painting colorful and sometimes semi-abstract portraits on paint chips and sheets of wallpaper.

Instagram: @noisician

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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