Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

William Bill Rinaldi

Location

Dunmore, PA

Bill was involved in politics for many years, and his paintings have been exhibited in the Lackawanna Arts Festival. He was a noted writer, having published his autobiography in 2001, and one of his plays was produced by the Scranton Public Theatre. In 1993, Bill received the MDA Personal Achievement Award for Pennsylvania.

Full name: 
William Rinaldi
Artist: 
William Bill Rinaldi
Medium: 
Colored Pen & Ink

Barbara Misheck

Location

Willoughby Hills, OH

Barbara received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Kent State University.Her work has been seen in numerous galleries and exhibits nationwide, as well as featured on notecards and calendars. Barbara’s book, “A Wing and a Prayer: An Artist's Journey with Muscular Dystrophy,” was published in 2007. She was a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.

Full name: 
Barbara Misheck
Artist: 
Barbara Misheck
Medium: 
Watercolor

Michael Hudecki

Location

Getzville, NY

Michael retired in January 2006 as the executive officer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Buffalo, where he conducted research on the causes of muscular dystrophy. He’s an accomplished painter whose works are accepted at juried shows.

Full name: 
Michael Hudecki
Artist: 
Michael Hudecki
Medium: 
Oil

Ariane Berman

Location

New York, NY

Ariane was an accomplished New York artist whose works are in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Philadelphia museum of Art. Her stylized representational figures and exuberant use of color were distinctly her own.

Full name: 
Ariane Berman
Artist: 
Ariane Berman
Medium: 
Acrylic

Edward T. Robinson

Location

Pepperell, MA

Edward received numerous awards in juried shows and art festivals throughout New England. He exhibited in group shows as well as six individual shows. Edward’s works also are seen in permanent collections nationwide and abroad.

Full name: 
Edward Robinson
Artist: 
Edward T. Robinson
Medium: 
Watercolor

Ruth Bruen

Location

Framingham, MA

Ruth was an elementary school teacher, guidance counselor and tutor. She held bachelor's and master's degrees from Regis College and Framingham State College in Massachusetts. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout New England. Ruth also served as the 1999 MDA Personal Achievement Award recipient for Massachusetts

Full name: 
Ruth Bruen
Artist: 
Ruth Bruen
Medium: 
Acrylic

Craig Smyres

Location

Reno, NV

Craig graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been drawing for many years and has participated in numerous exhibits in Nevada, including an MDA Art Collection exhibit at the Metro Gallery in Reno in the fall of 2001.

Full name: 
Craig Smyres
Artist: 
Craig Smyres
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Charles Marks

Location

St. Louis, MO

Charles graduated in 1984 from Northwest High School in House Springs, Mo. He used pen and ink in creating this pointillism and line drawing artwork.

Full name: 
Charles Marks
Artist: 
Charles Marks
Medium: 
Pointillism/Litho

Ben B. Mathews

Location

Metairie, LA

Ben is a successful real estate agent who has been pursuing the art of photography for more than 25 years. He specializes in nautical scenes that capture the beauty of his native Louisiana. Ben has had several exhibits, and his artwork is displayed in many offices around the city.

Full name: 
Ben Mathews
Artist: 
Ben B. Mathews
Medium: 
Photograph

L. Dwain Smith

Location

Paducah, KY

Dwain has been painting for many years, and worked as a goldsmith and silversmith for 20 years. He was fortunate to visit Zeeland, located in southwest Netherlands, as winter was morphing into spring. Dwain used a heavy impasto underpainting denoting the spring winds and the earth erupting with a full bounty of blooming bulbs. He is a member of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance and exhibits works in their co-op gallery in Paducah.

Full name: 
Dwain Smith

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