Blue Door Magazine | Issue 13

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I See Heroes Everywhere Grid, by America Martin. Each portrait on the grid available individually.


Seeing America by America Martin is an exhibition at JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach. Featuring her ongoing series, “I See Heroes Everywhere,” the works explore portraiture and the enduring narratives of influential leaders. Martin’s imagery is allegorical, familiar, and above all, hopeful.

America Martin examines the impact of activism and heroism in her featured “I See Heroes Everywhere” series. In a bold statement that champions everyday kindnesses and small, sustained steps toward change, the series includes legends of the past and present, as well as unsung figures. Rendered in streamlined ink drawings, each portrait is emblematic of both passion and action. Pairing a quote with each likeness, Martin implores visitors to consider the core values of leadership embodied in the series—justice, integrity, empathy, and a call to action. Through March 31, 2021 JoAnne Artman Gallery 346 North Coast Highway Laguna Beach 949.510.5481