Celebrating Diversity – Art Exhibit from Don Pedersen, PhD, PA

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Celebrating Diversity – Cultures and Connections

Oil Paintings by Don Pedersen, PhD, PA – Professor Emeritus University of Utah School of Medicine, Former Director of the Utah Physician Assistant Program

Art Exhibition on view March 2-31, 2020

Reception March 11, 11:30am-1:30pm

Artist Statement:

Diversity should be celebrated within the context of our collective oneness.

I enjoy painting the faces of people different from myself, allowing me a unique personal connection with their culture. Although outside appearances may be dissimilar, spending hours on a piece reinforces the fact that below the surface all differences melt away. Within the basic substrate of humanity the same human feelings, desires, hopes, fears, and dreams are present. Capturing not just the image but also the mood and feeling of the subject is my special interest and increases my connectedness with others of the world’s people.