Monday, August 9, 2010

Painting the town: Ethiopian artist enjoys creative stay in Stanford

“Like a tree, I have a root, a culture, a place where I grew up,” he explained. “When you have a root you can return to, you are not lost. These first paintings were a spring to get to the unknown, to start the engine, to wake up the engine.” Terffe, 62, is a warm and open person who has been painting and teaching art most of his life. He is one of Ethiopia’s premier painters and his work has been exhibited and collected in several countries. Read more…

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