Listee Features — Art

JANE H. CARROLL

Creative and passionate, Jane Carroll has loved art for as long as she can remember.  She started in the field as an author and artist at Winston Derek Publishers in Tennessee, and is now thriving as the owner of Jane Carroll Fine Art and as an artist, poet, and author at Lulu Press at Barnes and Noble. Ms. Carroll’s art has been featured in group shows like Avondale Art in the Afternoon, the Georgia Artists Invitational at the Atlanta Art Gallery, and the Telfare Museum Savannah, and in one-woman shows at venues like the Revis Lewis Gallery and the Ariel Gallery. Furthermore, she has authored “Artist Orchard,” “Dayspring,” “Grace,” “Intimate Moments,” and “Carriage of Hate,” and is represented in the

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TAKAKO ASAKAWA RICHARDS

Takako Asakawa Richards is a talented dancer, director and choreographer who has amassed more than five decades of experience in the realm of arts and entertainment. A native of Tokyo, Japan, she delved into the world of dance as a young child, having been placed into dance school by her parents to curb her boundless energy. Falling in love with the art, she traveled to New York City to pursue her passion on a full-time basis after touring with the Japanese musical “Holyday.” After receiving a scholarship, Ms. Asakawa served as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company beginning in 1966, dancing in such productions as “Dancing Ground,” “The Plain of Player” and “Myth of a Voyage.” Since

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JACQUE FOREMAN

Persistent and hardworking, Jacque Foreman is proud of her continued success at the head of Foreman Graphics. She founded the graphic design company in 1972 after realizing her knack for typesetting, and has steadily built her expertise in pen and ink renderings, logos, graphic art, business stationary, and brochures and fliers, among other products. Ms. Foreman also offers copywriting and editing services and print advertising for publications, newspapers, magazines, and directories. She has intentionally remained the only person at the company to ensure that clients are always “talking to the person who does the work.” ​ When Ms. Foreman has free time, she is very active in her community. She has been a member of the Crescenta Valley Chapter of BNI since 1996,

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HONEY KURLANDER

Drawing and painting all her life, Honey Kurlander has garnered experience in a wide variety of subject matters and styles. She is inspired by what she sees and where she is, so for a while she focused on New York scenes. Ms. Kurlander would visit places throughout the city and sketch them, and then go home and paint. Her work also features a lot of flowers and people. Her preferred mediums are oil and acrylic, and her style encompasses a mixture of impressionism, surrealism, abstraction, and realism. ​ Over the years, Ms. Kurlander has built a strong reputation for her showings in art exhibitions and juried competitions. Some of her most notable solo exhibitions were at the Kaigado Gallery in

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MARIANNE HUBER

Marianne Huber has had a long and distinguished career as an art dealer and appraiser. She is presently an expert at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Ms. Huber also stands at the head of New World Art Services, a company she founded in 1993 and dedicated to consulting and appraising in the field of tribal art for market advice, donations and insurance. Her particular interests are pre-Columbian art, African art, and Oceanic art, and she has done extensive work in appraising and identifying costumes and textiles. ​ In preparation for her career, Ms. Huber earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee in 1958, where she studied anthropology and then earned an Associate

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JEAN BARLOW NUNES

With expertise in the fine arts, particularly pastel and oil painting and drawing, Jean Barlow Nunes has spent decades sharing her passions. Her first one-woman show was at the Jenet Gallery in 1965, and her first group show, an invitational pastel drawing at Scripps College, was that same year. Since then, she has exhibited in group shows at Orlando Gallery in Los Angeles, Santa Monica City College, the Living Room Gallery, Bergemot Station T2, the Brentwood Park Group Art Exhibit, the Plaza de la Raza Art Gallery, and Mount Saint Mary’s College. ​ On the academic side of the spectrum, Ms. Barlow Nunes has been an instructor at Santa Monica City College since 1969. She also served as an instructor

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CLAUDIA SEYMOUR

Renowned for her extraordinary floral and still life paintings, Claudia Seymour is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue exploring her “lifelong fascination with the visual effects of color.” Her preferred mediums are pastel and oil, as she feels they have the best capacity to capture the depth and focus she strives to achieve. At the moment, Ms. Seymour is displaying her work at various annual members’ exhibitions through the Salmagundi Club, although she has participated in more than 200 national and international juried exhibitions in total. Her most recent include the American Women Artists Annual Exhibition in 2018, the Pastel Society of America from 2016 to 2017, and the International Guild of Realism from 2015 to 2017. Some other

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GENE K. GARRISON

In Gene K. Garrison’s eyes, one of the biggest thrills in life is getting published. She entered the literary field after moving to Cave Creek, Ariz., to work on the New Dick Van Dyke Show, finding a fascinating bar full of cowboys, and writing an article on it. She sent it to The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, and they accepted it immediately. This experience really encouraged her writing, and led her to her next position at a magazine called Carefree Enterprise. Ms. Garrison loved that the job gave her the opportunity to interview and meet a wide variety of people. She produced feature articles for the magazine for 20 years, during which time she started freelancing articles and

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RUTH A. MCKIM

Driven by her desire to help others, Ruth McKim has traversed a variety of fields in the hope of making a difference. She initially decided to pursue art therapy, first as the director of art therapy at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital and then as the co-director of art therapy at Norton-Children’s Hospitals Inc. and the director of art therapy at NKC Hospitals. She loved the feeling of seeing art make people feel better, but ultimately decided to go in another direction. From 1970 to 1947, Ms. McKim became a tutor at the Kentucky Association for Specific Perceptual-Motor Disability, and in 1976, Ms. McKim became a researcher for Board Aldermen and public relations staff for the Department of Consumer Affairs. She

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MIMI GROSS

Drawing before she could even write, Mimi Gross is proud to have turned her passion into a long and fruitful career. She is best known for her paintings and interior and exterior installations, although she is also experienced as a set and costume designer, having worked with the dancer Douglas Dunn since 1978. Ms. Gross considers this to be an ongoing highlight; most recently, between 2016 and 2017, she contributed to “Antipodes,” for him and his group. On the other side of the spectrum, her most recent projects include group exhibitions with the Derek Eller Gallery, the Gray Gallery at New York University, the Brattleboro Museum of Art, the Kempner Gallery at the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library,

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