Friday, April 25, 2014
Years ago, my mother met a young artist from the Republic of Georgia and soon believed in—and wholly supported—his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. That painter, muralist, illustrator, iconographer, and etcher—Niko Chocheli—has since become internationally renowned and his work is now on display in the Villanova University Art Gallery, in an exhibit dedicated to my mother.
The words above tell the story. Chocheli's art has been compared to that of DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Rubens.
It was an honor to go to the opening exhibit this evening with my father, where some of my mother's friends had also gathered.