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Jean Luddy, of RPL and the Vernon Historical Society, will present an introduction to the life, work and struggles of Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923), a local artist of color.

The program will provide an overview of his life. Examples of his art from his early years after graduating from art school in 1873 will be contrasted with the body of work that he created after studying in France from 1881-1884. After falling into obscurity before his death in 1923, his art and life as an artist of color was rediscovered in the 1980s.

This is a Zoom program and registration is required (RSVP below, cut off time is 2:00 pm on the day of the program).

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