We are pleased to present an exhibition of the works of Evonté Shepherd as part of The W’s celebration of Black History Month. Shepherd is a talented painter who specializes in portraiture, and his works will be on display from Feb. 6 through March 17 in The W Galleries and Summer Hall. We will host a reception March 6, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Portrait of a woman in bright colors by Evonté Shepherd

Hailing from rural Mississippi, Shepherd brings a unique perspective to his art, infusing it with the rich cultural heritage of his home state. His portraits capture the essence of his subjects, portraying them with an authenticity and depth that is truly remarkable.

Shepherd’s works are notable for their use of vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes, which imbue each portrait with a sense of energy and vitality. Whether he is depicting a well-known figure or a lesser-known individual, Shepherd’s ability to capture the essence of his subjects is truly captivating.

We invite you to join us for this exhibition, which showcases the exceptional talent of a rising star in the art world. Don’t miss your chance to experience the works of Evonté Shepherd, a gifted artist whose work will leave you inspired and moved.