Contact:  Elizabeth McClancy, Project Director              ecmcclancy@lookatmeproject.org               www.lookatmeproject.org

"The liberties of our country; the freedom of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.  We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors; they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood and transmitted them to us with care and diligence.  It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on this present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be arrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." Essay, written under the pseudonym "Candidus," in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771) Samuel Adams

A union worker on mounting day at Chicago's 2008 ARTropolis, where the paintings debuted as a featured exhibition of The Artist Project.  "We were aiming the remaining lights further down the wall when I noticed him.  He took time with every painting, read every quotation.  Then, he stood a long time before the Samuel Adams quotation on the wall (see below), shook his head and walked away.  I called my son in Massachusetts and said, 'Well, I've done what I came to do.'"  Elizabeth McClancy, Artist

The Democratic Principles Series

"Art is not propaganda.  It is truth."  John F. Kennedy, 1960