Oct 16, 2013
Art selection and commentary by Lil Copan
Rwanda: Celebrating the Gift of the Heifer â€śConsolationâ€ť; Poland: Brzezowka Village Hen Project; Uganda: Mrs. Nanfuka Teopistaâ€™s Goats, by Betty LaDuke
Oregon artist Betty LaDuke writes: â€śMy art work is based on multicultural explorations of how we love, live and die. Individual and shared expressions of grief, joy, dignity and hope are the themes of my drawings and paintings.â€ť In her color-rich acrylic paintings on panel, she portrays individuals of different cultures accompanied by the gift of animalsâ€”cows, chickens, goatsâ€”that feed, nurture and sustain their communities.
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