Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Art of Diplomacy

Luminary of the Autumn Night Sky, 40x30, oil

Evening Falls, 36x24, oil

These two paintings are now on their way to the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of the United States Department of State Art in Embassies Program. They are being installed along with other paintings by American artists to mark the appointment of the new US Ambassador to Honduras, Hugo Llorens, and they will remain on display until the end of his term in approximately three years. The Art in Embassies program, created in 1964, functions as a global museum exhibiting over 3500 original works by American artists in approximately 180 diplomatic residences worldwide. They share with the international community the quality and diversity of contemporary American art and culture and play an important role in our nation's public diplomacy. I am very honored to have been selected as one of the artists in this program and hope that my paintings are a positive reflection on this country.

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