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Barbara Rachko’s Life & Art Post 9/11

Reprinted in full from The Healing Power of Art & Artists. Barbara Rachko is an internationally exhibited American contemporary artist best known for her pastel-on-sandpaper paintings that are inspired by Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects. She is also the author of “From Pilot to Painter,” (available on, and maintains a popular art blog “Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust” which has more than 28,000 subscribers. During her more than 30 year career as a professional artist Barbara has won numerous accolades including a Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation award and grants from the Templar Trust. On September 11, 2001, her husband Bryan was killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. She has offered to share her compelling story about her feelings […]

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