“Who Is It?” is the name of Titi DeBaccarat’s solo show which opens with an artist’s reception, Friday, February 7th from 5 to 8 pm at the UMVA Gallery at the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress St., Portland, Maine. In addition to showing new paintings and scuptures, DeBaccarat will bring in a half finished piece of art and ask visitors to collaborate with him in finishing the piece. The reception will also feature a speech by the founder of Survivors Speak USA, Dee Clarke. Survivors Speak is a Maine-based, survivor-led organization working to end sex trafficking and sexploitation through centering the experiences, healing, voices, and leadership of survivors. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays until February 28th. DeBaccarat will also hold a raffle to win a small piece of his sculpture with funds going to Survivors Speak. The prize drawing will be held at the end of the exhibition.
After his art was stifled in his native Gabon, Titi DeBaccarat, became a refugee and resettled in Portland, Maine. He has exhibited work at MECA; been a Researcher in Residence (February 2019) at UMaine’s IMRC – Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center; as well as the Berwick Academy and other arts venues.