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The Spring Capitol Hill Migraine Awareness Exhibit
|It is with great honor and appreciation that we thank Speaker Gingrich, Congresswoman Molinari, Congressman Paxon, Congressman Stearns, Congressman Boucher, Congressman Moran, Senator Robb, Senator Grassley, Congresswoman |
Thanks to GlaxoWellcome, Merck & Co., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Carnrick Labs, and Bristol-Myers Squibb for their financial support and for sharing the goal of improving the quality of life of those who
suffer from Migraines. Heartfelt thanks to MAGNUM staff, especially Kristina Nesbitt of our Atlanta office, and to our family and friends, without whose patience and support MAGNUM would not exist. Finally, thanks to this event's participating artists and to Principle Gallery owners, Bob King, Michele Marceau and Susan Hogan for curating this event and for their invaluable partnership with MAGNUM.
B.J. Anderson has been creating award-winning watercolors, hand-painted etchings and lithographs in her studio in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria since 1980. Much of her work is inspired by the architecture and moods of the New England Island and Cape Cod where she has been painting in her summer studio for years. Ms. Anderson has a special talent for capturing the unique light of that area. Ms. Anderson received her BFA degree in painting from Michigan State University and has received numerous awards in juried shows. In addition to the Torpedo Factory, Ms. Andersonıs work can be seen in galleries nationwide. Ms. Anderson was selected to display in four Embassies and was selected by the White House to paint wooden Easter eggs for display by the Smithsonian in 1982. Anderson, mentor of Michael John Coleman, have both been featured in exhibits jointly from time to time for the past 15 years. Anderson, currently a resident artist, and Coleman, formerly a resident artist of the Torpedo Factory, used to retreat behind the Torpedo Factory to the old floating docks on days when Coleman suffered from Migraines and Anderson suffered from head pain and there they hid from the hustle and bustle of the Arts Center on the Potomac in Old Town.
MICHAEL JOHN COLEMAN
Mr. Coleman a native Washingtonian has been producing artwork most of his life and creating photographic interpretations since the late 70s. Coleman is completely self-taught in his primary mediumphotography. Mr. Colemanıs work has been featured in many magazines and books, such as PHOTOgraphic, PROPHOTO, and The Best of Photography International. Most recently his work was featured on the cover of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fundsı latest book: Why Vietnam Still Matters, The War and The Wall. Known for his painterly style and impressionist approach, Colemanıs artwork has been published in more than 150 fine art exhibitions and awarded accolades by such notable personalities in the art community as Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Curator of Painting and Sculpture of the National Museum of Art and William DeLooper, Curator of the Phillips Collection. Michael John Coleman is also the Founder and Executive Director of M.A.G.N.U.M. Mr. Coleman has suffered from intractable Migraines since the age of six, and has experienced the life-altering effects of the disease. MAGNUMıs partnership with The Principle Gallery allows Michael to divide his time between Migraine disease awareness advocacy and his career creating his unique alternative process photography.
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