Global Friendships and the Adventure Continues

Global Friendships and the Adventure Continues
Beyond Words III, drawing, collage by Nanci Hersh

Beyonds Words III,
charcoal, medium, gesso, colored pencil, collage on paper
22″ x 30″
©NanciHersh

Drawing yesterday in my studio Garbiñe, our visiting guest from Basque Country of Spain watched me thoughtfully. Interested in language, she speaks three fluently, is proficient in others and will study philology in college this year.

photo taken at Rainbow Music in Newark, DE

Getting a feel for an American College Town, Garbiñe at Rainbow Music in downtown Newark, DE.

Taking her various places in the area with family and friends introduces her to the area, invites us to discover our environs with new eyes, and helps us find common ground. We covered Brandywine River Museum over the weekend, Winterthur Museum and Gardens on Tuesday, and yesterday, Nate and I showed Garbiñe a bit of downtown Newark, DE and the University of Delaware Campus.

A perfect afternoon. Lunch at Winterthur with Garbiñe, my boys and friends.

A perfect afternoon. Lunch at Winterthur with Garbiñe, my boys and friends.

While verbal communication between Garbiñe and our family is easy, as I followed the charcoal lines on my paper with water, medium and gesso I thought about the power of art, music, and food to connect with others on a deeper level.

Nate and Garbiñe sample Duck Donuts in downtown Newark for a mid afternoon sugar rush!

Nate and Garbiñe sample Duck Donuts in downtown Newark for a mid afternoon sugar rush!

 

4 Comments

  1. laurette kovary
    August 7, 2015

    How wonderful that you can have a universal experience right in your back yard and that you have shared once again how important art, music and yes, food brings people together on a level that often without verbal language can cross cultural boundaries and unite people of the world.

    Reply
    • Nanci Hersh
      August 9, 2015

      and you Laurette are having that experience far from your backyard but making friends, building relationships and forming connections with your work!

      Reply
  2. Bobbi
    August 7, 2015

    You and your family are amazing people. The warmth and welcoming manner to all who come your way is to be celebrated.

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    • Nanci Hersh
      August 9, 2015

      Thank you Bobbi- we are fortunate to live in an age where we can connect virtually and in person across the world. Hope you can meet Garbiñe!

      Reply

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