“In these troubled times worldwide, it is hard not to intensely hope 2015 will be a year of peace and friendship between nations and cultures. We are convinced these things do not depend on us as individuals, but we can, nevertheless, humbly endeavor for change in our immediate environments and communities. This cannot happen without a little introspection, soul searching and, perhaps, a few modifications in the way we conduct our own lives.
“Personally, I hope to find greater balance and peace in my activities. Time to rest, read or reflect will allow me to replenish the energy required to share the extraordinary power of art with our wonderful North Texas community. If the art we create inspires a few people in return and, perhaps, contributes to the possibility of hopeful change that in itself will be my best reward.”
* Photo credit: Karen Almond