An artist friend in Albuquerque, Diana Stetson, has been in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, this last week curating a show titled "The Spirit of Two Deserts" at the Museum of Fine Arts. Diana, whose work we have known and admired for almost twenty years, has made earlier trips to Turkmenistan as a cultural liaison. Reproduced above is a painting that my wife Jeanine contributed to the show at Diana's request.
We could not, unfortunately, attend the opening. But I am happy to add this to the "shameless plug" category.