The Art in Embassies Program in Washington, D.C., selected two acrylic paintings created by David Yust, Colorado State University art professor, to be displayed in Manama, Bahrain, for three years.
For their residence in Bahrain, American Ambassador J. Adam Ereli and his wife selected Yust’s two abstract paintings titled "Nazca Inclusion with 5 Lines (warm)" and "Nazca Inclusion with 5 Lines (cold)," both created in 1999.
This is the third time Yust’s paintings have been selected through the Art in Embassies Program, or AIEP, during his tenure at Colorado State.
"I’m doing artwork for myself, but if it is possible that others like my paintings, it makes it that much more worthwhile," Yust said.
Yust teaches painting to undergraduate and graduate students at Colorado State and is the painting area’s graduate coordinator. The two paintings selected are currently on display at the Plus+gallery in Denver. He also is involved in ongoing creative research in paintings, monotypes and drawings.
AIEP, established by the U.S. Department of State in 1964, is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.