Artists

Jeannette T. White

Jeannette T. White

Jeannette has had a lifelong love of the arts. Her interest in art was peaked, when as a child, she watched her mother draw and paint. Jeannette earned a degree in Art Education from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and a Masters in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University in Chicago. Her teaching experience spans 25 years. Throughout her teaching career, Jeannette continued moving forward with personal creative endeavors which included painting in watercolor and oil.

Jeannette has a studio at 16th Street Studios in the Racine Business Center, Racine, WI. She is an accomplished artist who has had many successful exhibitions. Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

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Richard Bell

Richard Bell

Laughter is good medicine

Life Seemed Good, But… is a collection of over 90 short funny stories. Imagine a cross between Aesop’s Fables and the Brothers Grimm. Richard started writing humor as therapy back in 2004 when his wife was diagnosed with leukemia. Shortly after that they were both laid off from there jobs. Since Richards stories helped him deal with the great stress he was under, he thought that perhaps they could help others as well.

Born in Chicago and now living in Wisconsin Richard started writing a monthly column for Wassup Local magazine called Modern Fables (Lake County IL) in 2008. In 2011 it turned into an eBook, and today it is a paperback. Richard donate proceeds from his book to cancer and Alzheimer’s research at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago.

The book is rated PG for minor drug references, limited cartoon violence, anti-humor and bad puns. Due to circumstances, some of the stories are dark humor. It is a picture of life in and around the Mystee forest as viewed by a variety of talking animals, strange characters, and the author’s twisted perception of reality, often involving lasers and aluminum foil. The stories appear random but contain many interconnections as well as hidden trivia. It just might be the funniest thing you ever read.

Books can be purchased at The Red Oak Restaurant

Juli Janovicz

Juli Janovicz

Juli Janovicz paints the colors and the landscape as they feel. When she starts to paint Juli has a color in her head and though she has no idea where a painting will go, she always knows when a painting is finished. Juli captured the essence of the colors embedded in moments and the feeling evoked by those colors.

There is poetry in every painting. Artists attempt to capture the essence between what is seen and what can’t be explained. That every viewer interprets paintings differently continues to be one of the inexplicable mysteries of art.

Juli arrived at painting from other art forms with a B.A. in English and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. She has immersed herself in cottage gardening for more than twenty-five years, studying garden design, color theory, antique flowers and historic gardens. She took classes in the studio art program in Expressive Botanical Arts at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois. Juli has a studio at 16th Street Studios, located in the Racine Business Center, Racine, WI. Her work can be found at local galleries in the Racine and Kenosha area.

To lmore about Juli Janovicz and see more of her artwork visit her Website.