Alan created this artwork at age 8 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 3, 1992, at the Chicago Art Institute. He was involved with student government in high school and enjoys coin collecting.
Al has been involved with art all his life. He has won numerous awards for his sculpture, including first place in shows sponsored by the city of Beverly Hills, and the Chambers of Commerce of Century City and Westwood in Los Angeles. He also is a decorated World War II Marine for serving in the Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal.
After retiring from a gunpowder manufacturing firm, Tom began to fine-tune his woodcrafting skills. Using a chainsaw, bandsaw, and a lathe and disc sander, he has crafted thousands of bowls, vases, lamps and platters from hunks of wood. Tom uses wood from oak, maple, cherry and other local trees, and even has used wood he brought home from a trip to Australia. Tom exhibits his work at two major shows a year in Delaware.
Nancy enjoys painting seascapes and portraits, and prefers working in pastels. This artwork is a painting of her son at age 2. Nancy’s work has appeared in several juried shows and galleries in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Her work was featured in an exclusive exhibit at the Groton Public Library in 1998.
Jennifer worked in photography for many years and then turned to creating artwork using various media. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows in Colorado and Nebraska, and she has works in private collections.
Amber created this artwork at age 15. She graduated from Soldotna High School on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Amber is a former MDA State Goodwill Ambassador, and she received the 1994 MDA Personal Achievement Award for Alaska.