"Open Hearts:" Jane Seymour to Help NYC Kids at Artexpo

World-renowned stage, television, and film actress Jane Seymour will not only debut new artwork at Artexpo–she’s also going to be participating in a painting event that will help NYC’s underprivileged youth.

On Saturday, March 27, Jane will be painting murals alongside children from Free Arts NYC (www.freeartsnyc.org) a local, non-profit arts organization that works with low-income, homeless and neglected children to inspire them to re-imagine their worlds and transform their lives through the creative arts. Canvases will be generously donated by Fredrix® Artist Canvas.

Jane knows a lot about the transformational power of art. Nearly eighteen years ago, she found a therapeutic connection with painting after overcoming personal hardship, including health issues and divorce. Influenced by her mother, Jane believes that “if your heart stays open, love will find its way in,” and that theme is expressed throughout her art. Almost every heart in her collection of paintings remains open at its end, and co-exists in the presence of other hearts, expressing the artist’s personal feelings about the reciprocal nature of love.

Over the past decade, Jane Seymour has achieved critical acclaim as a talented painter of watercolors and oil paintings. She has exhibited her work in fine art galleries across the nation and in 2004 held her first one-woman exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Recently, Jane was selected as one of the painters to represent the US Team for the 2005 Torino Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

At Artexpo, Jane will be debuting a new series of watercolor paintings from her acclaimed Open Hearts collection on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2010, at the Coral Canyon Publishing booth (#905). Be sure to stop by!

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