CCAA Museum Exhibition: Altered Prisms

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I’ve been invited to participate in the CCAA Museum of Art’s unique exhibition, Altered Prisms, Shifting Perceptions. Six of my recent watercolors are among the paintings on display.

Altered Prisms: Shifting Perceptions
October 12 – November 18, 2012
Reception: October 21, 2:00-4:30 pm
12467 Base Line Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91739

Come experience the opening reception in the Jospeh Filippi Winery where the CCAA Museum is located. Enjoy some wine tasting as you explore the exhibit.

When the show’s curator, Gene Sasse asked me to participate I was initially reluctant. Compared to others in the exhibition, my current limitations seem minimal. However, Gene is a persistent fellow and eventually changed my mind.

Then too, I don’t want to mist an opportunity to show alongside, eighteen year-old Kevin Mount a young autistic artist who I believe is extremely talented. Over many months I have come to know Kevin as a multi-talented, energetic, and  inspiring watercolorist who exemplifies, in every way the term “artist.”

Many of us go through life being relatively unaware of our physical and mental gifts. These gifts are so much a part of our every day life that we unknowingly take them  for granted, until some unfortunate event forces physical, and/or mental limitations. These limitations can be brick walls that forever alter our life and the lives of those closest to us. Randy Pausch provides a bit of insight:

Brick walls are there for a reason, they give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” – Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon University professor (The Last Lecture)

We are faced with hurdles every day, some seemingly insurmountable. But if we adjust our thinking, those brick walls are easier to scale and, in some cases can embellish our life and art, and even provide a positive shift in attitude, a renewed and greater appreciation for what we can accomplish. In other words, life can sometimes provide an altered prism.

For more information and a preview of the exhibition and its participants, please follow THIS LINK.

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