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Louisianan of the Year

 

February 10, 2022

Dispatch

Artist Vitus Shell

Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals recognized Monroe Louisianan of the Year - Artist Vitus Shell - Art & Culture Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Flying Tiger Brewery. in Monroe LA. The poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht said, "Art is not a mirror to reality but a hammer with which to shape it." To Vitus Shell of Monroe LA, art is indeed a hammer. It is a means to shape reality for the outside world to see the African American experience through strong, compelling and often unsettling images of black contemporary life in America. "My large scale paintings are geared toward the black e...



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