While our annual Designing Women issue is usually dedicated to women in the visual arts world, this one deserves our extra attention and admiration. Art, drama, and performing at Golden Globe and Emmy levels should be enough. But sharing with and benefiting children takes Jane way over the top! Here's the 'official' announcement:
World-renowned actress, artist and author Jane Seymour will collaborate with
Free Arts NYC on Saturday,
March 26 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, hosted by
Artexpo New York at Pier 94, New York’s famed "Art & Design Pier" on the Hudson.
For 11 years Jane Seymour has exhibited her paintings at Artexpo New York. Now for a second year, she will team up with the local 501c3 Free Arts NYC to inspire local kids to try their hands at mural painting—this time, in the style of Andy Warhol. Canvases will be generously donated by Fredrix Artist Canvas. Based in mid-town Manhattan, Free Arts NYC provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. The organization’s theme is "Art Heals. Mentoring Works."
In keeping with their commitment to give back to the community, Artexpo New York will donate 10 percent of ticket sales from the show to Free Arts NYC, and is encouraging exhibitors to donate 5 percent of the art sales from their booths.
At Artexpo New York, Jane Seymour will exhibit her latest collection of Open Heart watercolors at the Coral Canyon Publishing booth #911 and showcase her recently published book Among Angels (Guideposts, October 2010). This delightful gift book, with a personal foreword and art by Jane Seymour, features literature, spiritual texts, and personal stories that celebrate the importance of human angels all around us. "Human angels inspire us by bringing us peace and tranquility, innocence and joy, hope and love," she explains.
Jane Seymour is a multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winner and a recipient of the Officer of the British Empire, which was bestowed on her by Queen Elizabeth II. Jane has proven her talents in virtually all arenas, from the Broadway stage to motion pictures to television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils, as a fashion designer, and now, a jewelry designer. Seymour's latest film "Love Wedding Marriage," co-starring James Brolin and Mandy Moore, will be released by IFC Films in 2011.
For 32 years, Artexpo New York has been the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing trade buyers and weekend shoppers with access to thousands of innovative works from artists and publishers in a single venue. Over the decades, Artexpo has hosted many of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana and Leroy Neiman.
Artexpo New York
March 25-27 at Pier 94 on the Hudson
Free Arts NYC programs inspire children to re-imagine their worlds and transform their lives through the creative arts. With the help of dedicated and caring volunteer mentors, Free Arts NYC delivers creative arts programs directly to low income, homeless, abused and neglected children. http://www.freeartsnyc.org/
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