The speaker at the Sept 26th General meeting of the McLean Art Society (MAS) will be Cynthia Farrell Johnson speaking on "What Inspires My Work." Anyone interested is invited to the MAS meeting held at the McLean Community Center to hear Ms. Johnson's talk which will be from 11AM to noon.
Cynthia uses a lot of bright colors in her gouache and acrylic paintings, and she will bring samples of her work. Cynthia has been a U.S. diplomat for 25 years, serving in Africa and Central and South America, where she was inspired by many artistic traditions. Through the Dept. of State's Art in Embassies Program her paintings have hung in U.S. ambassadors' residences abroad as well as in galleries in Africa and South America.
In 2013 she was awarded an Individual Artist.Scholar Grant by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Besides memberships in many local art associations, she serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Fine and Performing Arts of the State University of New York at New Paltz. Cynthia lives in Silver spring, MD.