BEREA, Ohio — When City resident Augusto Bordelois received an email a month or so ago, bearing a U.S. Department of State label, he said his first thought was — it might be a scam.
It was in fact a bonafide invitation from the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program curator, inviting Bordelois, an internationally acclaimed artist, to display his work at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
“They were interested in my immigrant series,” Bordelois said, explaining that two of his pieces — Leaving Home On An Autumn Morning measuring 48- by 72-inches and Trampled by Texans, measuring 35- by 60-in. — both oil on canvas — will be representing him in Stockholm.
A Berea resident since 1999, Bordelois’ public works include a Shaker Heights Fire Department Centennial Mural and art installations at many schools.