In high school, I was ridiculed in geometry when I couldn't draw the shapes correctly on the blackboard with "Are you sure you are the daughter of artist Al Sprague?"
I laugh now when I think of this time in my life. I had no idea of the uniqueness of my childhood. My every day life with my father provided me with the opportunity to stand on the sidelines watching how his artwork enhanced Panama's sense of pride in its culture, heritage, people, and natural resources. How do you explain that to others who were not exposed to that?
In 2013 I stumbled onto an announcement on FaceBook that Memphis in May International Festival had chosen Panama as its country of honor for 2014. My brain immediately went into overdrive and I knew I had to pitch the idea of my father being being part of this month-long festival in the city of my college alma mater. I knew this would be a great opportunity to share my "other life".
|Backstage after the Danilo Perez Jazz Concert|
|Artist Reception at Gallery with Panamanian Representatives and Memphis in May Representatives|