“Portraits in Red: Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project,” is a featured exhibit at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on the Newport Bayfront — and it’s not the usual gallery show.

Painted in black and white, with mouths covered by red handprints, the portraits are the work of indigenous artist Nayana LaFond, who calls the 109 paintings in her project a “labor of love” and a mission to raise awareness and honor the memory of those taken.

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