Saturday, April 24
Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting 2010
Please join us for
THREE RECEPTIONS FEATURING NEW WORKS
WENDY JANE BANTAM:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
April 24th 5-9pm
Jackson Artworks (1108 Jackson St, Omaha, NE )
April 30, 5-9 pm
Dundee Gallery (4916 Underwood Ave, Omaha; 505-8333)
* ARTIST Reception
May 1, 5-9 pm
Jackson Artworks (1108 Jackson St, Omaha; 341-1832)
*Both gallery shows and receptions open to the public.
Saturday in the Park, this year’s theme for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, is the mood and spirit set by Wendy Jane Bantam’s blithe and fanciful paintings. The gardens and forests and summer lanes depicted in her portraits are filled with both the expected and the unexpected, in landscapes that are contrarily terrestrial and aquatic (and often hypnotically alien). Katydids, candy-striped dragonflies, and June bugs with dramatic antennae flit about unconcerned in stormy weather. Birds exchange gossip, their eyes wide with curiosity or a-squint with skepticism. Cats and dogs pose, in elegant sofas, wearing their best shoes and hats. With an eye toward classic children’s book illustration of the 1960s and 70s, and the imaginations of children themselves, Bantam creates a menagerie of knowing beasts and contemplative insects, weaving wit, mystery, and cockeyed optimism.”
~Timothy Schaffert, author of “Devils in the Sugar Shop,” The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.
Images of Bantam’s work have been selected for large format exhibition at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting at the Qwest Center.
Saturday, February 27
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
Saturday in the Park
NEW WORKS by WENDY JANE BANTAM
1108 Jackson Street 402-341-1832
Hours: Thursday, April 29th through Sunday, May 2nd ~ 10am-9pm
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
WENDY JANE BANTAM
Thursday, August 27
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE LITTLE SONGBIRD
new works of extinct creatures
by Wendy Jane Bantam
Friday, Sept. 4th. 2009
Chocolate Cake Communication Design
14th and O Street
SUBMISSIONS TO THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE
ink and oil
Wendy Jane Bantam
November 7, 2009~January 2010
Norfolk Arts Center
305 N 5th St
Norfolk, NE 68701
"Critical Thinking and The Creative Mind".
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
6300 A Street
Wendy Jane Bantam, who was raised in the Nebraska Sandhills, exhibits nationally and lectures on creativity and critical thinking. This November, the Norfolk Arts Center will host an exhibition of Bantam's paintings and illustrations submitted to the New Yorker Magazine for criticism and review.
The writer, Timothy Schaffert, writes of Wendy Jane Bantam's work. "...Wendy Jane Bantam, whose work is a whimsical mix of dream imagery, anthropomorphism, and a Saul Steinberg-like abstraction.." has been exhibiting internationally since she was in her early 20's.
Monday, July 20
COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT
UNVEILING CEREMONY and PARTY!
27 and T Streets
Hosted by Neighborworks Lincoln, Urban Development and the Charitable Woods Foundation I am inviting all volunteers and people in the community to join us for a very special evening honoring the residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the mural and the volunteers who helped make this possible. This mural was made for all those who came to make a new life in Lincoln, Nebraska from countries in Asia. There will be amazing food provided by area restaurants and a guest speaker to kick off the event. Mark your calendars!
xoxo Wendy Jane
Sunday, July 5
Hearts of Children Celebration, debuted on Sat. Feb. 16th and featured a Silent Art Auction featuring original works of "Heart Art" created by local and national celebrity artists and some of the best artists here in Denver and across the country. The entire evening was created to benefit The Children's Hospital Heart Institute, and The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.
A 20-ft. wall of Red Roses Served as the dramatic entrance into the event.
All over the world, hearts reach out to one another on Valentine's Day. But at this event, the hearts of partygoers said that it will live in or hearts forever.
The Hearts of Children Celebration will feature original works of "Heart Art" created by children, local and national celebrity artists and some of the finest artists based here in Denver and from across the country. Some of the artists include painter, Wendy Jane Bantam, actors David Hyde-Pierce, Lou Diamond Phillips, 2008 Winter X Games Gold Medalist freeskier Sarah Burke, Contemporary Artist Monroe Hodder, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and New Jersey Nets Asst. President Kiki Van De Weghe.
The entire evening is sponsored by The Landmark and was created to benefit two local charities that were selected by Zack Davidson, president and CEO of Everest Development.
In addition to the art created by artists and celebrities, art was also created by children, some were former patients of The Children's Hospital Heart Institute and children at The Kempe Foundation.
The children who created art pieces had this say about giving their hearts to other children:
"Without one,you wouldn't be alive." Adam Fickler, Heart Transplant patient
"Now that I have one, I really need to help those who don't." Natalie Murrow, Heart Transplant patient.
"Giving your heart means that you really love and care for someone." TaLana, Kempe Center.
Lonnie Hanzon from the Museum of Outdoor Arts created the hearts that were used by the celebrities. He also helped to create the shadow boxes that featured the art created by the children.
Heart Art from Celebrities:
David Hyde Pierce-Jim Newman-Cast of Curtains
Lou Diamond Phillips-Camelot National Tour- Rachel de Benedet
Kimberly V. Cox
Meghan Anderson Doyle
Blake Street Glass-Kit Karbler
Kiki Van De Weghe
Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
Todd and Cynthia Helton
Pat Miller- The Gabby Gourmet