A group of young adult artists held an art show that we had an opportunity to attend. Staged in a café right by the ocean, it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a warm afternoon. We met two of the artists. They were so excited to talk about their work and share it. You can see by the photos how talented they are. We bid on a 3-panel piece in the silent auction, and got it! Not only did we love the colors and images, but it’s acrylic on tapa cloth, which has great cultural significance for the Tongans. The birds and leaves also echo traditional tapa designs. The artist had a quote attached: “Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.” - Sargent Shriver Well, that hooked us. It was meant for us.
|Having fun with body art.|
|Our purchase. Makes our cottage classy!|