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Haynes’ paintings were inspired by Jacqueline Tobin’s book, Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story About Quilts and the Underground Railroad. The works of art depict vibrant quilt patterns to tell the story of how enslaved men and women used encoded quilts to help navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad.
Haynes is a painter, photographer, lecturer, professor, mentor, and a strong advocate for social justice. He is the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire.
A Life in Color: Two Cultural Makers, Centuries Apart is on view at Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H., through October 15, 2018. For more information, please call 603-436-3205 or email [email protected].
The exhibition is also part of Portsmouth’s Art ‘Round Town gallery walk on the first Friday of every month, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Richard Haynes, whose work appears in A Life in Color, is the artist-in-residence at Governor John Langdon House this summer. Visit Richard in his studio in the property’s South Lodge as he creates a portrait of Cyrus Bruce, a free black man employed by Governor John Langdon. Open studio hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of August. This program is made possible through a grant by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.