We are pleased to announce a partnership with Tacoma artist Jonathan Hanks, who will paint portraits of local community members who came to the U.S. as refugees.
We are now looking for participants to share their migration stories in personal interviews with Hanks, and pose for a photograph. Hanks will paint portraits from these photos (a preferable alternative to posing for days on end) using his preferred medium – acrylics.
Participants will receive a free, professionally-printed copy of their portrait.
Hanks was moved to complete this project pro-bono. He writes, "I find myself exploring the communication that comes from a human face; hence the portraits... I create depth in my work by layering various textures and colors. I want the viewer to feel impacted and part of the work."
If you have questions about this project or wish to participate, please contact Latasha Ware at 253-383-3951 or Lware@tacomacommunityhouse.org.