Monday, December 29, 2008

exhibit: Americans who tell the truth

When you're defining what it means to be eloquent, those who use their platforms to speak truth to power often come to mind--few speaking tools are as powerful as the bravery of a speaker who says the unpopular, but true, point. If you're in or near Geneva, Illinois, this month and next, you'll have a chance to see an art exhibits and events based on portraits from the book Americans Who Tell the Truth, a personal collection of favorites by Maine artist Robert Shetterly. Among the 50 men and women featured are Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, Emma Goldman and Molly Ivins. The Geneva History Center's hours are here, and a special series of performances--films, lectures and even a tea with impersonators of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton--can be found here.