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City Lights with Lois Reitzes
William Stoehr is an artist whose work focuses on telling the stories of those who have suffered the most.
His exhibition at the Bill Lowe Gallery explores intolerance, discrimination, addiction and violence. The haunting portraits often span entire walls of galleries. His work usually consists of portraits with particular attention and detail paid toward the eyes of the subject.
“I paint to make a difference – to be part of a larger conversation – to engage, motivate and heal – to be part of the solution. It’s just who I want to be,” Stoehr said.
His exhibition runs through Oct. 18. Recently, Stoehr joined “City Lights” in-studio and talked about his path to becoming an artist.