New Mexico Artist Brings "Peace and Loyalty to Olympics-Julie Ann Stephens (AP)
Albuquerque, N.M. With the haunting images of September 11 terrorist attacks still fresh in his mind, New Mexico artist John Nieto was starting a new job: creating a painting for the Olympics. Nieto sought to depict positive ideas of peace and loyalty-words that later became the title of a portrait commissioned for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. When he got the second call from the Olympiad committee, asking for his reaction to the tragedy, Nieto said he knows exactly what to do.
"The committee asked me if I could represent the ideas of peace and loyalty. Immediately, I thought of an Indian chief, symbolizing the power of a culture ... It wasn't hard for me to …
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Publication information: Article title: New Mexico Artist Brings "Peace and Loyalty to Olympics-Julie Ann Stephens (AP). Contributors: Not available. Journal title: International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Volume: 19. Issue: 1 Publication date: Annual 2003. Page number: 97. © 2006 International Journal of Humanities and Peace. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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