Art Fact Friday: Julio Mejia knew that his painting “Smiling Through Tears” was complete when his mother walked into his studio and started to tear up; he created this artwork with what his family in mind and what they had to endure when they knew what he was facing at the US embassy in Peru during the terrorist attacks.
“There’s nothing as beautiful as a smile that has seen tears, or has been through tragedy”-anonymous. Inside there might be something dark but we still smile and work past it.
Julio Mejia, Smiling Through Tears, Mixed Media on wood board – On view at the gallery now. Remember to come in for the ‘Art Tasting’ Saturday at 1pm!