Gabriel's piece is “King Arthur on his White Horse” and according to Chris “was inspired from a book he was reading at the time.” Colette’s is “The Annunciation,” with the angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary, and “was inspired by the Episcopalian school she attended in Los Angeles,” says Chris.
Chris says he and his wife, Maureen, didn’t do much to push their children into the arts. He and Maureen own a business based in Los Angeles that rents and sells picture and sound equipment to television and movie studios.
“We as parents did nothing more than sign the kids up for an occasional after-school art class,” he explains. “We took them to some places in Italy, mixing museum visits with gelato outings.”
Reflecting on the experience, the proud dad finds it hard to suppress his excitement.
“These are my kids!” he exclaims. “I still can’t believe we are going to Paris at the end of the month to celebrate this accomplishment.”
The Louvre will host a reception for the 10 artists on May 3 and the exhibit will run until May 6. Bon Voyage!