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Feb. 23, 2012
Black History Month: Ron Anderson

Local artist Ron Anderson spoke to Supreme Court of Ohio Justices and staff on Feb. 22 in recognition of Black History Month.

Six of Anderson’s oil paintings, commissioned by the Ohio State Bar Association, are part of the permanent art collection at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Anderson’s pieces, titled “The History of the Rule of Law,” are on display on the 11th Floor in the Law Library Gallery.

“My heart goes out to a lot of these pieces because there’s a lot of labor that went into them,” Anderson said.

Anderson said he worked closely with the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer and said he paid tribute to him by putting the Chief’s image in one of his paintings.

“That was fun to work with him. We decided to put him in the painting, and he’s in there permanently looking at you guys,” Anderson said to his audience.

Anderson said he always had a crayon in hand when he was a child, and teachers began noticing his talent in college.

Anderson currently teaches fashion design at Columbus College of Art and Design. He continues to paint professionally.

The 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest winner of the junior division, Assata Gilmore, also spoke at the event.

Gilmore, dressed in chef’s attire, gave her winning speech about marble cake and the need for remembrance, celebration, and action to continue integration in Ohio and across the county.

Gilmore will represent Columbus at the state Martin Luther King Jr. oratorical competition in April. She is a seventh-grader at Woodward Park Middle School.

For more information on Ron Anderson go to http://www.ronandersonstudio.com.