Main Library - Saul Alexander Gallery - The works displayed in this young artist’s exhibit represent various expressions of self, along with an assortment of portraits inspired by the person’s uniqueness, passion, tenacity, strength, and/or genius. Each piece of work is instinctively detailed with mediums of graphite, acrylic, pen and ink.

John Christopher Wright II is a junior in high school. His gift and passion for visual art were discovered by his parents; when, at age three, he drew an exact replica of Sponge Bob SquarePants. Since then, he has participated in various art programs and classes and won numerous awards and recognitions. His accolades include being selected as a participant in the Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars Artistically Gifted Youth Showcase, having a mural he designed mounted in the entrance of his high school, and being chosen as the featured artist for Black Ink Organization’s Charleston African American Book Festival, in which his artwork was put on permanent display in the Main branch of the Charleston County Public Library.

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