The Covid Portrait Project

William E Durr Branch, Kenton County Public Library
July 6 –  August 6, 2021

Project Description:
Earlier this year, we asked library patrons to submit photos of loved ones who died during the pandemic. Then we recruited a group of local artists to produce portraits of the deceased. The 24 portraits on the wall are a result of this project. At the time of this writing, over 600,000 Americans have died as a result of COVID-19. That’s 600,000 people who died too soon. This project is a humble effort to not only remember some of the people who have passed, but to memorialize them, with honor and dignity.

Portrait Descriptions:
The writing that accompanies each portrait was submitted by people close to the deceased.

James Hunt
Peggy Camp
Elizabeth Hooks
Donnie Gibson
Sharon Hunt
Joann Cundiff
William Bailey
William Bailey
Bob
Paul Blau
Paul Blau
Scott Kinsella
Timothy Faulkner
Raymond Wallace
John Elliot
Alice Sparks
Lou Horn
Sydney Terrell
Henry J. Sellmeyer
Shirley Gaige
Larry Keene
Mariano Caselli
Clarence Orick

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project, especially the generous  families and friends of the deceased, and the artists who applied their great skill.

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