Robert Shetterly, creator of the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. Shetterly's latest portrait, of Rob McCall, will be unveiled in Blue Hill on May 12. McCall is the former pastor of the Blue Hill Congregational Church and writer of "Awanadjo Almanack," bi-weekly radio commentary on WERU. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT SHETTERLY

Rob McCall’s ‘Truth’ portrait to be unveiled



BLUE HILL — An unveiling of Robert Shetterly’s new portrait of Rob McCall will take place at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, May 12, from 5:30-7 p.m.

McCall is known in the area and beyond as the pastor (retired in 2014) of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill and as the writer and voice of the popular “Awanadjo Almanack,” a bi-weekly commentary of insight into nature, political opinion through nature’s lens and musings into all things spiritual and poetical. “The Almanack is devoted to feeling at home in nature and breaking down the wall of hostility between us and the rest of creation,” said McCall.

The Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits, now numbering over 235, travel to schools, colleges, museums, churches and libraries all over the United States to promote engaged and courageous citizenship.

“Rob McCall’s portrait will be a great addition to this project,” Shetterly said. “And I know of no greater contemporary nature writer and no greater source of wisdom for how we must think of ourselves in relation to nature if we want to survive on this planet.”

At the unveiling, McCall will speak, and then he and his wife, Becky, will play fiddle and guitar to get everyone singing.

The Blue Hill Heritage Trust is co-sponsoring this event. All people are invited to attend. People will be encouraged to donate at whatever level they can. Donations will be divided equally between the trust and Americans Who Tell the Truth.

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