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Heartside presents Fuzzy Jane fall showcase for First Friday

Heartside Ministry will be featuring artwork of Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane) from 1998-2018 at our Art Gallery and Studio! Please join us for her Artist Reception on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-8pm
Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane)

Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane) /Courtesy of Heartside Art Studio

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Art by Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane)

Art by Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane) /Courtesy of Heartside Art Studio

We are very excited to announce our next featured artist in the Heartside Art Gallery and Studio: Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane). Heartside Ministry will be featuring her artwork from 1998-2018 at our Art Gallery & Studio! Please join us for her Artist Reception on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jane will be here to answer questions and show off her beautiful work.

Jane VanDommelen is an inspirational artist having overcome tremendous adversity in her lifetime. As a teenager she was placed in a group home until early adulthood. During that time, Jane was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. In 1998, she was hit by a drunk driver and hospitalized for 6 months. She is now 60 years old, and lives happily and independently with her cat and two fish.

Here’s a little bit about the artist, in her own words:

“My name is Jane VanDommelen, and I like to do art because it relaxes me and helps me focus on reality. I’ve been doing it ever since October 1998. I got started after my accident, when I couldn’t do sports anymore. After recuperating, I lived with my boyfriend and my 12 cats. Now I make art, and I do my shopping on Mondays.

I like to make art about cats, the outdoors (like camping), and scary movies. And I like fuzzy stuff, like fur and kitty cats, and I put in my artwork. At night I go downstairs and make my art, when there is no one to disturb me. It’s a good time of night.”

Learn more about Heartside's art here. Details about VanDommelen's artist reception can be found here.

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