Artist Freddy West creates vibrant acrylic portraits on canvas and found wood. Freddy was born in Champaign-Urbana, IL and grew up with his grandmother in New Orleans. Due to hurricane Katrina in 2005, Freddy was relocated back to Champaign-Urbana, where he has been homeless until recently. With community support, Freddy is now showing and selling his art. His first exhibit in Champaign-Urbana will run from June 15th until July 6th. You can purchase his original paintings or prints here by paying and noting in the comments the title of the piece and whether you want the original or print (for prints, choose matte or gloss). Note that 20% of art sales go to support the Independent Media Center but the use of gallery space is provided to the artist free of charge.