Artists Across the World Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci

As an artist, there are two ways to look at Leonardo do Vinci (Leo from the ‘hood.) Happy Birthday First, why bother? He did it all, only better. Why do I think I can be an artist? Second, looking at the vast expanse of artistic possibility showcased by him, let’s say we want to be a part of that! Leonardo had passion and drive. He absorbed technique like a sponge. He showed us how much is possible if we will actualize and validate our own inspirations. Centuries later, we remember his name, value his work, and aspire to be worthy of the dream of being an artist. Wow! Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci! It’s an honor to stumble in your footsteps!

After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer

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