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Artist tells Scottsboro story with acrylic, reverence
 
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Charles Shipp’s first solo art exhibition is a series of portraits and mixed media he did to reflect the haunting nature of “The Scottsboro Boys” in its regional premiere at Playhouse on the Square. (Brad Vest/Special to The Daily Memphian)
 

Charles Shipp’s first solo art exhibition is a series of portraits and mixed media he did to reflect the haunting nature of “The Scottsboro Boys” in its regional premiere at Playhouse on the Square. (Brad Vest/Special to The Daily Memphian)

“I wanted to catch them at their most authentic before the prison system had gotten a hold of them, before they had been changed by this trial. I wanted to see their actual faces,” artist Charles Shipp said. 

 
 

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