Japanese Emperor Akihito, Taiwan President Lee Teng Hui, George Bush Sr., and artists Jaime Wyeth, Nancy Reagan and Andy Warhol have all made my acquaintance through my association with Kennedy Center in Washington.

1979 National Festival

1989 International VSA Festival Kennedy Center

During opening reception for the 1989 VSA arts Festival

Senator Ted Kennedy gave a speech at Princeton University in 1987 on the subject of arts education for the very young. My presentation for Start with the Arts, an initiative with VSA arts, consisted of a slide presentation and demonstration of my painting by portrait-painting the guests.