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.
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.
Sarah created this mask at age 11 inan MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held October 30, 1993, at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She served as the MDA Goodwill Ambassador for Maryland in 1993 and 1994, and is an active volunteer for several organizations.
Matthew has been painting for many years. He has a master’s degree in education and teaches art in an elementary school. Matthew pasted together several snapshots of downtown Albany and then created this painting.
Les became a full-time artist at age 50. Unable to hold a paintbrush, he relied on his acclaimed “drip method” of painting. By dripping and pouring pools of different colors onto a canvas and maueuvering it with his hands, Les produced amazing patterns and dynamic images. He shared his love of art by teaching children with disabilities. Les’ works have been presented in numerous New York and Long Island exhibits.
Formerly a pharmacist, Cato has studied art all her life, including stints in Europe and the Art Students League of Denver. She now creates commissioned art and other original works in several media. This painting is a portrait of Cato’s rottweiler service dog, Faust, who assists her by retrieving objects, opening doors, turning lights on and off, and performing other tasks.
Elisabeth received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. She began creating artwork as a toddler as soon as she realized paint was not something to eat! Her artwork has won awards in juried shows, and she was the winner of the 2008 Neurology Now magazine art contest. Along with creating artwork, Elisabeth enjoys reading, good tea, and she’s a comic and Renaissance Fest Fan.