Growing Up Portsmouth: Community Art Project
Growing Up Portsmouth is a one-of-a-kind art experience, a reflection of connection,
collaboration and community. It’s thousands of people painting together to create a
unique body of artwork. And, it's a celebration of people who, over the past 50 years,
have helped transform Portsmouth into a vibrant cultural destination.
20 portraits, each painted by 100 people, create a singular art experience. The
mosaic-like paintings showcase the unique artistic styles of each participant and each
part contributes to the greater whole.
Short documentary films about the subjects accompany the finished artwork and
provide context and a rich exhibit experience.
Growing Up Portsmouth is a powerful story and legacy – one that will outlast all of us,
and capture this moment in history that we share.
About the Artist, Eric Gold
Eric Gold is an Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker (2022) and an artist whose work
explores community and connection through the co-creation of art. Eric has led
collaborative paintings with thousands of people across the US and Canada. He has
done large commissions for organizations, municipalities as well as private collectors.
For examples of his work, visit ericgoldart.com
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help fund this project. PMAC is our fiscal
agent and will be providing charitable deduction forms.