The Galesburg Portrait Project is now on Facebook. I'm posting one or two individual portraits each day. Please share the page with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/GalesburgPortraitProject/
You can add to the information about the portraits that I post (corrected spellings, names and stories at firstname.lastname@example.org). I intend to edit that information and add it to the side of the boxes so that 30 years from now people will be able to see what the people of Galesburg were like, what they thought of their community. Scroll down to the John and Sally Morris image for an example of what I intend it to look like.
Mark your calendars for a celebration to present the piece to the community at the Box on March 31. There will be local publicity as the date gets nearer; I will send an email and post the event on the Facebook page and the blog.
Alexandra Byerly, pictured above with her friend Emily, wrote an excellent article on the project for The Knox Student, the college newspaper. Click here.
Thanks: I want to thank you all for submitting images. I am so grateful. This project is only possible with your collaboration...and the support of good folks at Blick... I think that I managed to include about 90% of the submissions. My best count is that there are 399 people plus a few folks in the back ground on some images, 3 dogs, a cat, a pet lizard, a butterfly and Bob Nemuth's Harley.
As the writer and novelist Marilynn Robinson says, "To value one another is our greatest safety, and to indulge in fear is our gravest error."