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Sportz Newtz

Sportz Newtz

Lori Jae


Sportz Newtz
Lori Jae

Acrylic on Canvas

Artist Statement - Sportz Newtz

I was inspired to paint this because of my concern that we give so much to sports both in support and finances and yet complain about funding to educational programs and teachers. So, this is a statement on how money is spent on sports in schools & in society in general while other institutions are left deteriorating. Sportz Newtz is saying: “Love sports, but not at the expense of societal needs and educational pursuits”.

Artist Biography - Lori Jae

My career in art started in Green Bay, WI, in the late 1990's as I was still healing emotionally from a major accident. Looking for a way to express myself, I remembered how as a child in kindergarten, I would always want to play with paint. After a visit to the art store and coming home with paints & canvases, I painted many canvases and became a self taught artist. During my journey, I had the privilege of meeting a great artist named Norbert H. Kox, and he became a friend and mentor. He & other artist friends encouraged me to enter many exhibits and shows & I was honored with many awards along with magazine, books & newspaper articles. My character, “Newt”, has become a main feature and trademark in my paintings as a symbol of societal ills and corruption. My past also consisted of being a volunteer advocate for consumers with mental health issues. Below is a list of some of the exhibits, publications and personal collections that contain my art:

The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Lawton Gallery, Personal Collection The Neville Public Museum, Brown County, WI, Personal Collection
The American Visionary Art Museum, Exhibit, Baltimore, MD
Very Special Arts of Wisconsin, both Personal Collection & Book

“Miracles of the Spirit”, Book by Don Krug & Ann Parker
Damian Michaels, Personal Collection, Australia
Invitation to Participate: the “Blues Ball” Fundraiser, Memphis, Tenn

“Jerry Lee Lewis, His Demons & His Genius” painted raw unstrung guitar
Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art, Chicago, IL; Created Game Board, “Eye of Newt” Very Special Arts Gallery, West, Beverly Hills, CA
“Journey Within” Very Special Arts Collection of Wisconsin in Association

with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Articles in the Milwaukee Journal, Green Bay Press Gazette & Clinical Psychology Greater Midwest International Exhibition XV, Central Missouri State University Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI, Two Person Exhibit

(Lori Jae and Norbert H. Kox)

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