Jan Oliver–Her Gift

Fairest One of AllArt is a gift to the world. A gift of beauty but not only. It reflects "a world of peace and harmony–of love and faith and celebration." (Jan Oliver) Jan Oliver's understanding of art is a mirror image of her person centered entirely on generosity and gratuitousness. Jan considers her art a gift to the world: "I feel that I am not painting these paintings for me–they are for you–they are for the world." This profession of faith led to a very practical consequence. After the exhibit of "The Fairest of All" (January 28 – March 27, 2009) Jan spontaneously donated all sixteen paintings to The Marian Library. This donation is permeated with her spirit of openness, sharing, and generosity. That is why her gift, in turn, becomes an invitation to sharing with others. It is labeled 'traveling exhibit', and is destined to travel to all the places in search of love and peace and harmony.  A gift of love is ever new; it never fails to communicate its light and warmth.

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