Friday, May 25, 2007

Chance Meeting and Other News

Last night while attending the last performance of the 9th Annual Chamber Music Festival in Heber Springs, AR we happened to meet artist John Wesely Simms, Jr. and his wife Clintina from middle Tennessee, who were in the area vacationing. Simms is a portrait artist who in 2006 was commissioned by Michael and Michele Basha of Arizona to paint several paintings of cowboys. The couple belongs to the Basha family that has accumulated one of the largest Western Art Collections in the world. You never know who you'll run into. Nice meeting you John and Clintina.

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Our own Paola De Giovanni dropped us a note to let us know he just had a selection of his artwork exhibited at the Elysee Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland recently. "I will soon have two prints exhibited in a collection at the J:Akebono-so Gallery in Isesaki, Japan," he says.
Paola lives in Bury, United Kingdom.
"Walking Home I"

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