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February Art Update

kids1Dear Friends,

“The most important question of any generation is how will the next generation live.”

While I’d like to claim that guiding truth, those were the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer spoken over 60 years ago in the midst of World War II. They are as true today as they were then.

We all have a way of supporting the next generation, whether it’s encouraging them to pursue peace and reconciliation in the midst of tensions with families or friends, or to honor other cultures and faiths in this world of diversity.

kids3My own small role is to encourage the students of Alexandria’s Campagna Center programs to know and love art through bookmarks of my paintings. Art can transcend what’s evil and unkind and help us focus on what’s beautiful and caring. It inspires empathy, understanding and reflection. It’s why I feel such joy seeing these little children from the Campagna Center receive my bookmarks as rewards when they progress in their reading.

Here’s to what each of us can do to help the next generation live well.

Artfully yours,


Posted by mabrials on January 31, 2014

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