‘Works’ By Purion Parker

Oil painter Purion Parker learned that he had a knack for portraiture as a child. His mother, a sketch artist, would ask Parker and his brother to sketch various subjects, he told The Voice Tribune in 2017. Parker got the best reception for his depictions of other people. Today, “my subjects are based on people that I am surrounded by, like my family/friends and society figures, to help me connect more and reflect my voice with their lively energy,” he said. Parker is displaying his works at The Gallery at Art Sanctuary, which is open on an appointment-only basis… except for events such as Parker’s opening reception July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. —LEO

Friday, July 5-28

The Gallery at Art Sanctuary
1433 S. Shelby St.