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Exhibiting at Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles

Posted in Everyone has a right to blossom, Inspiring Exhibitions
on November 23, 2016
ANNE HAD NO TIME TO BLOSSOM… 
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BLOSSOM…  (c) Cindy Lass.
I am delighted to tell you that my painting Anne Had No Time To Blossom…Everyone Has The Right To Blossom” has moved from The Anne Frank House Amsterdam to The Anne Frank Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles.
Anne could see a chestnut tree through the only window that wasn’t blacked out in the attic. In an entry dated Feb. 23, 1944, she wrote,
Nearly every morning I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air out of my lungs,
from my favorite spot on the floor I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree,
on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver,and at the seagulls and
other birds as they glide on the wind. As long as this exists, I thought, and I may live to see it,
this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts I cannot be unhappy.”
 
 Anne Frank died aged 15 after hiding from her persecutors for 2 years, enclosed in a secret attic, where this beautiful chestnut tree was her only link with nature. In her all too short life, she realised how hatred of others because of racial differences was the root of so much needless destruction. Alas, Anne was never given time to blossom because she was Jewish, and still today in the world we are confronted by so many children not given time to blossom because of intolerance and violent hatred.
“… And the sun was shining as it’s never shone before in 1944. Our chestnut tree is in full bloom.
It’s covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year.”
Anne Frank , Diary of a Young Girl.

Eva Schloss and I presented this painting to the Anne Frank House Amsterdam on 3rd May 2010 fifty years to the day after Otto Frank opened the house to the public on 3rd May 1960. On August 23rd 2010 the chestnut tree in the painting fell down, and is now no longer, however the painting now exists for all to view

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE LOS ANGELES

Anne is an extraordinary new immersive exhibit on the life and legacy of Anne Frank.  The Anne exhibit highlights little known facts about her time in hiding and the events that led to her arrest. Hear first-hand accounts about Anne from the people who knew her, and experience the story of Anne Frank as never before.
 If you are in the Los Angeles area, please go and see this extraordinary exhibition.
Cindy x
 
Barbara Streisand, recently visited this compelling and profound exhibition.
 
Anne a Premier Experiential Exhibit -Entrance to the Anne Frank exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance | Photo by Daniel Djang
    The Museum of Tolerance is located at 9786 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

“How wonderful it is that no one has to wait but can start right now

to gradually change the world.” Anne Frank
 

Queens Corgis

Posted in Art from the Heart
on September 12, 2016

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What an honor it was, to be asked to paint the corgis for Her Majesty!  I had been painting every Thursday morning with terminally ill children and promised them they could come with me to Buckingham Palace to deliver this painting to the Queen.

 

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I hired a big bus and off we all went. Unfortunately, as I couldn’t tell Her Majesty exactly when I would finish the painting, we were greeted instead by her butler, who was indeed very charming I felt like the real Cinders  (get it Cindy ..Cinderella!)

 

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I called the following day to ask where the painting would be hanging and if I could bring the children to see it. For security reasons they could not allow anyone in to see it although told me that the Queen loved it and it made her smile. It had been hung it in her private quarters.
 

 

Cindy at the Palace

 

Everyone says how did you feel when I painted it, I felt great, it doesn’t matter where it goes however,  The Queen works so hard I’m pleased she’s enjoying it after all isn’t that what art is about passing your energy on to others.”

Art From the Heart.

Posted in Art from the Heart
on September 12, 2016

 

ART FROM THE HEART  –  by Cindy Lass

 

Paintings are my escape, I see and feel things apparently quite child like.

Professor Stan Smith who I bumped into at The Chelsea Arts Club explained after seeing four photos of my first paintings,  why I should carry them in my pocket  all the time.  He said I had my own style, and that I should remember to never have an art class.  So I went from never ever painting to doing these.

I sold out in my first show. I guess people liked the bold colors and energy.

 

Art has taken me on a road of enjoying being, no rules just letting go on the canvas. I really enjoy different people coming to my studio and relaxing with me to paint. It does give me pleasure for people to smile and say they get up lifted when looking at my work. It’s great fun having different works all over the world, recently neighbors rented a villa in south of France and found one of one paintings there….

 

Art saved me from feeling unfulfilled.  It’s the only time I can be happy being quiet and at peace with myself. I don’t get distracted…. I go to a place in my brain, or my higher self, and paint with out thinking, just being. It’s the only time nothing is questioned or complicated .

 

NO BODY INTERFERES with me, my paints and my canvas……..SHEER BLISS”