Milda is an award-winning professional artist, designer and instructor. This work was featured in the 1998 MDA “Holiday Wishes” card collection. Milda has published two books of humorous drawings and illustrates children's books. She has taught art for 16 years.
June Marie created numerous soft sculpture portraits from 1 to 4 feet. Each character has its own name and personality. "Bud" depicts an elderly man sitting on a park bench with a box of knickknacks. He appears ready to spin a few yarns about the good old days.
A painter for many years, Warren experimented with different media. This painting, an acrylic done from memory, depicts the entrance to the east passage of Narragansett Bay as viewed from Brenton Point.
Susan began drawing in childhood. She creates digital artwork on a computer due to hand weakness. Susan has received awards for her art and and sells art on her Web site, and offers photo editing and restoration.
Matthew has been painting for many years. He has a master’s degree in education and is teaching art in an elementary school. Matthew pasted together several snapshots of downtown Albany and then created this painting.
Christopher created this artwork at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 13, 1995, at the Glassell Junior School of Art — Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He won an Award of Excellence in 1995 for artwork, and enjoys music and theater arts.
Brooklyn-born artist Ed Friedland served as chairman of Krell Software Corp., a creator and manufacturer of educational computer programs. Formerly a political science faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley and senior staff officer at the National Academy of Science, Friedland was the author of numerous works on public affairs.