Amos Lemon Burkhart: You Miss 90% of the Shots You Don’t Take
Now through April 2, 2022
MRL has an interactive artistic hangout spot for you to explore part of this art exhibit on display at the library. The entire art show is offered at the Richmond Art Museum (RAM). Museum entry is free of charge.
This interactive and vibrant exhibit brought to you in cooperation with the Amos Lemon Burkhart Foundation encourages you to wrestle with emotional and mental health through the lens of artwork and asks you to “Stay Alive /Make Art.”
Amos Lemon Burkhart was a driven young artist who created hundreds of paintings, works on paper, digital art, and animations between the ages of 15 and 19. He died tragically at 19, drowning in an accident fueled by a combination of Xanax and alcohol.
He briefly studied life drawing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and experimental animation at CalArts, as well as in high school art classes. In his own studio in a barn, Lemon restlessly worked to understand and express his own turbulent interior life in images, text, sound, and motion.