25 September 2009
“The Art of Jane Seymour” October 16-17, 2009 • Woodlands, Texas
DATES/HOURS: Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
EVENT OVERVIEW: During an exclusive two-day art event, the public is invited to browse or buy delicate watercolors, vibrant oil paintings and bronze sculptures created by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Seymour. Jane’s artistic catalog encompasses a diverse range of human emotion and has been exhibited at many fine art galleries across the U.S. Original artwork, prints and books from the notable Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™ collection will be prominently featured alongside Jane’s creative assortment of florals, landscapes and portraits. A limited supply of sculptures, handbags, silk scarves, note cards and painting kits designed by Jane will round out the exhibit.
DETAILS: Jane Seymour will personally present her artwork during an appearance on Friday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Following an introduction from The Pearl Museum of Fine Arts, Jane will paint with children from ArtBridge Houston. Jane will also pose for photos and host a brief autograph session featuring her Open Hearts book.
LOCATION:The Woodlands Mall, Center Court
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive in Woodlands, Texas
“OPEN HEART” PHILOSOPHY
Jane’s “open heart” philosophy toward life began with her mother. Jane created a series of paintings that featured two open hearts linked together. The open-heart paintings became a tangible and dramatic expression of her mother’s advice: "If your heart is open, love will always find its way in." The concept has meaning on many levels, including the idea that if one’s heart is open, it will never stay broken. It also embodies the connection of giving and receiving all of life’s experiences. The result is Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™, a universal symbol for love and hope.
ABOUT JANE THE ARTIST: Jane Seymour began painting nearly a decade ago in response to a period of personal challenge. Art became the expression of a very private healing process and Jane emerged from the experience as an accomplished, passionate painter.
In 2004, Jane mounted her first one-woman museum exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. Additionally, Jane was selected as one of the official painters of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and most recently, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
By redeveloping her technique, style and subject matter, Jane continues to reach new artistic levels. Jane created set designs and costumes for the Houston Ballet in 2001, and received a commission for the Ft. Worth-Dallas Ballet in 2003. In 2008, Jane teamed with Kay Jewelers on a jewelry collection inspired by her original open heart paintings.
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS: As long as she can remember, Jane Seymour had a love for the Impressionists’ themes, style and palette. The artist continues to admire the paintings of Monet, Degas, Chagall and Matisse, and the portraiture of John Singer Sargent.
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