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Artist finds his voice through his work

 

June 29, 2022

Sarah Brown

Artist Ammon Knight describes his "Hope Park" painting, which is on display at City Hall.

Ammon Knight knows how it feels to be intelligent and yet not have a language to communicate from within.

It wasn't until he started painting that he was able to find his language, and now he wants to help others find theirs.

"I can't tell you how debilitative it is to feel as if you have no voice," he said. "Painting gave me my first alphabet, to go into a world within my mind that I could speak."

The artist, who's new to Sweet Home from Portland, is currently hosting an exhibition, "Struggle and Hope," at City Hall, 3225 Main St. He wants his work to inspire others to find their own ga...



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