The Q.C.-based artist Gary Davis Sr. spotlighted African-American entertainers and idols — some of which included Bob Marley, Ray Charles and President Obama — in his previous collection titled First Impressions. A self-taught artist who has been painting with acrylics for years, Davis primarily paints portraits. But he doesn't limit himself only to recognizable, notable figures. In his latest collection, Life & Times, showcasing at The Last Word, he's added works that portray specific events. One painting, “The Women of Sudan,” was inspired after he read a news story about women's rights in Africa. In the painting, a group of women are praying together at a vigil for justice. Meet Davis during the opening reception on April 20. For more details on Davis, visit http://gdavisartcollections.webs.com.