I Know a Man... Ashley Bryan

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT ART AND RACE

After very successful premieres at the Maine and Camden International Film Festivals, we are announcing the launch of a Community Outreach campaign throughout 2017 to introduce our film I Know a Man... Ashley Bryan (Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, 73 min.) to film festivals, schools, organizations, and the general public across the United States.  The campaign seeks to spread the word about Ashley Bryan and to engage individuals in changing the conversation about race in America to one based on love and art.  Keep an eye on our SCREENINGS page to find out if we visit your town, city or state and CONTACT us if you´d like to invite us for a screening..  

Please take a look at the life and work of this extraordinary 93 year old African American artist whose life story sets the example to bridge the divide between our people. 

This film is a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists in collaboration with The Ashley Bryan Center.

Featuring the music of Kim and Reggie Harris with Bernice Johnson Reagan

CLICK HERE OR IN THE PICTURE TO WATCH ASHLEY READING FROM "BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD" 

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THE ARTIST, by ASHLEY BRYAN

I KNOW A MAN, LIKE A CHILD HE LOVES TO PAINT 

HE CAN PAINT ANYTHING HE SETS HIS HEART TO.

HE KNOWS THAT TO HAVE ANYTHING HE LOVES 

HE CAN HAVE IT FAIR AND FOREVER 

IF HE PAINTS A PICTURE OF IT.

HE KNOWS THAT TO FACE ANYTHING THAT HURTS HE CAN DO IT.

TRANSFORM THE SORROW IF HE PAINTS A PICTURE OF IT.

THIS IS HOW HE LIVES

THIS IS WHAT HE DOES.