Painting created prior to President Obama's election in 2008, is gaining attention and much discussion, as we approach the 2012 Presidential election. The title of this work is "History in Black and White II". The artist, Geri Dye, recently appeared on a local CBS-TV, describing her work. The painting was also, on display at the Harvey Gantt Center in Charlotte, NC, one of a dozen locations selected to host delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Currently, the Spartanburg Democratic Party is offering posters of this piece, as a Fundraiser. Counter to the Dinesh D’Souza film, “Obama’s America 2012”, this painting describes the very essence and truth of the influences making up the character of President Barack Obama. Accompanying the video, are memory evoking excerpts of speeches and music. These excerpts were inspired by local supporters for the re-election of President Obama, who see his character as one of strength and determination, in the face of adversity. As we closely examine this painting, we see the influences on him that embody American ideals.
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