Archive for April 16th, 2012

When you’re an artist, sometimes your work goes to distant places and is involved in interesting things of which  you may never know.  One such example is an event that took place at the US Embassy in Kathmandu in Nepal near the end of this past January.  It was an art gala, shown here in a photo, that was hosted by US Ambassador Scott DeLisi, which featured the works of Nepalese artists and the works of eight American artists that hang in the Embassy.  The idea was to promote the linking of cultures via the communicative powers of art.

As I had written  here in a post from last April, I had a piece, The Dark Blue Above,  that was chosen by Ambassador DeLisi to hang in the embassy as part of the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program. It was one of the eight American pieces that were part of the evening.  I found out about this in an online article from The Kathmandu Post which covered the event. 

 I have to admit that I was a bit envious of  my painting that evening.  But, on the other hand,  I am so gratified that some piece of my work was involved in an event that was designed to bring people together and highlight our commonalities.  Too often we focus on our differences instead of realizing how alike and connected we truly are in our humanity.  One of my greatest hopes for my work is that it speaks across cultures, beyond language, race or nationality.  It’s difficult to  really know, as an artist, if this cross-cultural translation is accomplished in your own work but simply knowing that it is part of such an effort makes me feel hopeful that I am on the right track.

The Dark Blue Above- GC Myers

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