Johnny P Johnson: The Color of Love

The City of Fredericksburg has many talented artists.  One has distinguished himself beyond the color palette—the extraordinary artist and educator Johnny P. Johnson. A local icon in the city of Fredericksburg and beyond, his life far exceeds his artistry. While the bold, colorful paintings of Johnny Johnson are coveted by art collectors and citizens here and abroad, few know of the countless lives he touched as a humanitarian, civil rights activist, church and community leader, star athlete, cultural diplomat, and family man.

Evening with an Expert will take place at the FAM (907 Princess Anne St) on November 16, 2023 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and will conclude with a light reception with the speaker, Retired United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater. Lecture tickets are $20 for non-members and $10 for members.

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Retired United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater

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Retired United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater has enjoyed a celebrated career as a United States Foreign Service Officer who has led diplomatic efforts that helped change the course of world events. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Ambassador Bridgewater is a graduate of Walker-Grant High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The Virginia State University, a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati, and completed course work and advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree from the American University School of International Service, Washington, D.C. She holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Virginia State University, an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Morgan State University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Mary Washington.

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