The Abe Lincoln Debacle: Procession of the Orphans

The orphaned portraits were on the move Saturday, as the paintings rejected by the Slater Museum were moved from their current storage space in a kitchen to the Wauregan Gallery in Norwich.

The Lincoln Orphans Exhibit will be on display at the Wauregan Gallery, 200 Main St, Norwich, CT. The showcase of creative Lincoln interpretations, known as Enabled, will be on display at 114 Main St, Norwich.

A floating reception for both shows will take place on Friday, May 6–First Friday–from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. I’ll be there to meet the other orphaned artists, enjoy our hard work, and personally thank Elanah Sherman, Dan Topalis, and others involved in salvaging a respectable ending for this contest. Hope to see you there!

Procession of the Orphans: Rejected Lincoln portraits move to gallery exhibition space, courtesy of Elanah Sherman and Dan Topalis. Photo by Grippo

Some orphaned/rejected Lincolns placed in a Norwich storefront by the Slater Museum. Photo by Grippo