Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Richard McCuen

Location

Medora, IL

Richard has been doing pencil art for nearly 10 years. His other hobbies include woodworking, traveling, landscaping and bird watching. Richard has won awards for his artwork at local county fairs.

Full name: 
Richard McCuen
Artist: 
Richard McCuen
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Pencil

Alan Pappalardo

Location

Naperville, IL

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.

Full name: 
Alan Pappalardo
Artist: 
Alan Pappalardo
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Ink/Rice Paper

Lynn Upton

Location

El Segundo, CA

Lynn has an associate’s degree from El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., and works full time in aerospace engineering. She has been taking photos for five years and recently began painting.

Full name: 
Lynn Upton
Artist: 
Lynn Upton
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Photograph

Rosalie Toth

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Rosalie is interested in clay sculpture, watercolor painting, pastels, ceramics and oil painting. She is retired from real estate sales, and does volunteer work for MDA and her church.

Full name: 
Rosalie Toth
Artist: 
Rosalie Toth
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Oil

Al Careaga

Location

Citrus Heights, CA

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.

Full name: 
Al Careaga
Artist: 
Al Careaga
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Bronze-Cold Cast

June Marie Schneider

Location

Pembroke, GA
Full name: 
June Schneider
Artist: 
June Marie Schneider
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Soft Sculpture

Thomas Mumper

Location

Wilmington, DE

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.

Full name: 
Thomas Mumper
Artist: 
Thomas Mumper
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Wood Carving

Nancy Gale

Location

Manchester, CT

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.

Full name: 
Nancy Gale
Artist: 
Nancy Gale
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Pastels

Jennifer Getson

Location

Longmont, CO

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.

Full name: 
Jennifer Getson
Artist: 
Jennifer Getson
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Oil

Amber Lowenstein-Williams

Location

Kenai, AK

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.

Full name: 
Amber Lowenstein-Williams
Artist: 
Amber Lowenstein-Williams
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

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