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MSU Professor's Artwork to Appear in U.S. Embassy

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Construction of a new U.S. Embassy has begun in Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city of Sarajevo, and a local art-design professor was asked to provide the artwork. KSMU’s Justin Lux has more.

Professor Cedomir Kostovic, a Missouri State University art and design professor, will have two of his art works on exhibit as part of the Art in Embassies Program, which displays artwork worldwide.

"I think it's a big privilege to be selected. I'm from there, but for the last 20 years I've been here and am a U.S. citizen. But my heart is still there," says Kostovic.

The embassy wanted to decorate its walls with the work of Bosnian artists who are U.S. citizens. Kostovic’s work highlights the equality between people and freedom. After seeing it on his website, a committee in Washington contacted Professor Kostovic and asked him to submit his artwork. Kostovic, who has won over 100 national and international awards and has been published in several books and periodicals, says an honor like this is definitely near the top of his achievements.

The Art in Embassies Program was established in 1964 by the U.S. Department of State and borrows original works of art by U.S. citizens to be put on display in U.S. embassies worldwide.

For KSMU news, I'm Justin Lux.