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Dreams of Nature Exhibit
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November 3, 2023 - November 30, 2023



November 3, 2023
November 30, 2023



RCC Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, 20191
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Acrylic Paintings by Marshall Wickramaratne and his daughter, Laura

Reception: Saturday, November 4, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (RCC Hunters Woods Room 4)

Here is what the Artist Marshall Wickramaratne says about this exhibit:

“My collection “Dreams of Nature” is a reflection of my experiences from my home country of Sri Lanka, a small island in the Indian Ocean. In trying times, I take solace in the memories of the places I’ve been. These paintings are my way of trying to reconnect with these moments in time.

Growing up, I faced a lot of difficulties: material luxuries were not something that we could often afford. However, I don’t ever recall feeling as though I missed out on anything – my childhood was spent running through the thick jungles, swimming in the lakes and discovering hidden vistas. There was a beautiful simplicity to it.

In contrast, my daughter Laura’s paintings reflect a more contemporary upbringing. With vivid colors and experimental concepts, she demonstrates the vast difference in generational rearing. While we both share a passion for art, our experiences dramatically impact how we express ourselves.

That was always my dream, to provide my children with the opportunity to explore places and avenues I couldn’t even conceive of when I was their age, I take immense pride in the dichotomy of our art. However, perhaps due to nostalgia, I can’t help but long for my childhood as well.”

Contact Information: MWICKRAMA@msn.com

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Gloria Morrow, Arts Education Assistant