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JEANNE HENDERSON

aka vera Bonacci | DBA October Sun Studios, Ltd. 

She has a BFA from Kent State University [metals and fibers [specifically enameling] and a Masters from Cleveland State University [curriculum and technology]. Her studies range from Studio Arts, Creative Brain Theory, Teaching through the Arts as a Core and Global subject, Theater, Fashion in both retail, merchandising and design, Jewelry design and other artistic ventures.

Vera has studied under several master visual artists. Traditional portraiture with Dino Massaroni and later with Judy Takacs, Paul Foropoulos and several more. 

“My goal in my current work is to go beyond the realism and explore the energy, life, and vitality of the nature of my subject and theme. I hope you will enjoy these works and be drawn into that kinetic energy and feel it in your own soul. I hope it will make you smile, wonder, tilt your head, ponder and engage as you join into the energy of each art work.” 

JEANNE  is also an author using her name Tiefenbach - Henderson. Here's an interview about her book 'Madonna of the Ways" 



INSPIRATION

My inspiration is my life, my imagination, and my journey.  From the time I was in High School, even before, I would love to draw people.  I explored so many art techniques that I fell in love with enamels.  Once I started my Art teaching career, my students became my focus.  I started an Art Organization called the Western Reserve Artist Association and ran that in a local community for 15 years. So my inspiration is also to promote other artists on their journeys and have events and display their works in my Gallery in Twinsburg, Ohio. and on line. 

TECHNIQUE

Being trained as a certified Art Educator, I explored many techniques and processes. From metal smithing, enameling, weaving and fiber sculpture, to drawing, color pencil, pastels and painting. I love them all; watercolor, acrylic and my favorite is Oil. I have also studied various beading techniques for jewelry making. I like to explore process techniques like Japanese Gyotaku fish painting and the various possibilities with Pouring art.  I am currently pursuing a degree in Art Therapy, as I work on developing a program using Art for Healing in workshops and private explorations. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Holy Name High School - 1970, 4 year Art major, Art Club President. During High School on Saturdays and Summers: Cooper School of Art, Cleveland Institute of ArtDiplomas - Fashion Institute of Cleveland 1971, New York School of Art and Design / Jewelery 2012.Kent State University - BFA 1976 / Teaching Cert. K-12 Art. Major in fibers and metals - enameling and weaving. Ashland University /permanent teaching certificateCleveland State University - Masters in Curriculum and Education / Technology uses in Art Education. Jeanne has a bachelors degree in Fine and Professional Art and a Masters in Education. She has studied under several master artists and her current contemporary Art work focusses on celebration and life’s challenges. Each paining has a story.  Jeanne’s work is represented by 3 galleries using her name Vera Bonacci.  Her work has been published in the Circle artsMagazine from the Lyon France Gallery and was a featured artist for a year, from  September 2021 through 2022. She has had several one woman exhibitions, shown in several juried shows and won several awards.  Jeanne is also an author, illustrator and speaker.  Healing through the Arts is her latest  focus as an author and speaker. Jeanne is opening  the October Sun Studios Gallery and Studio in Twinsburg ,Ohio, out her home.  She will conduct artist training classes, feature local artists in her Gallery and Gift Shoppe along with many other art related activities. 

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