It’s A Family Affair: Jane Seymour and Son Partner for First Duo Art Exhibit
Wentworth Gallery is presenting an exhibition of art and photography with multi-Award winning actress Jane Seymour and her son Sean M. Flynn at two special in-gallery appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in the Westfield Montgomery Mall this Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 2012. She will also be appearing at Tysons Galleria the evening of Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The exhibition is open to the general public and free of charge.
Jane Seymour Wentworth Gallery Appearances
Friday – May 4, 2012 5-8 p.m. (West Field Montgomery)
Saturday – May 5, 2012 1-3 p.m. (West Field Montgomery)
Saturday – May 5, 2012 6-9 p.m. (Tysons Galleria)
All artwork will be available for acquisition.
Westfield Montgomery Mall
7101 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
1807 U International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
ABOUT JANE SEYMOUR
A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils and as a designer.
Seymour’s past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, the cult classic Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the Emmy® Award winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe®, the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe® winning role as “Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which ran for six seasons. Additionally Seymour appeared on the Emmy® nominated Dancing With The Stars. Her upcoming projects include the feature film Austenland and the television movies Elixir for ABC Family and Lake Effects for the Hallmark Channel.
Daughter of a British obstetrician and his Dutch wife, Jane was born in Hillingdon, England and raised in Wimbledon. She began training in dance at an early age, and was just thirteen when she made her professional debut with the London Festival Ballet. That same year, she entered the Arts Educational Trust for dance, music and theatre training and danced with the visiting Kirov Ballet at Covent Garden.
In addition to acting, Jane has written over 10 books including Among Angels, Open Hearts, Making Yourself At Home, Remarkable Changes and This One ’N That One, a series of children’s books written with her husband James Keach which is now being made into an animated television series from their production company PCH Films. As well, she has launched Jane Seymour Designs, a national lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art and family-centered lifestyle.
When she is not acting, writing or designing, Seymour can be found in her painting studio. With a thriving career as an artist and her own art gallery in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in numerous galleries and venues across North America. Over the past eighteen years she has created an intimate world of delicate watercolors, colorful vibrant oil paintings, pastels and bronze sculptures and has accepted select private commissions. She continues to reach new artistic levels by continually developing her technique, style and subject matter.
Her art also serves as inspiration for “Open Hearts by Jane Seymour®”, a jewelry line for Kay® Jewelers and Jared® the Galleria of Jewelry. Inspired by Seymour’s original paintings of two hearts connected and open at either end, the exclusive designs symbolize that love has no boundaries and flows unconditionally. The open heart design reminds us that if we keep our hearts open, love will always find its way in. It is the universal symbol for giving and receiving love. Seymour’s Open Heart philosophy reflects her mother’s advice that only when you keep your heart open can you best give and receive love. It is also the driving force behind www.keepanopenheart.com, which provides an online forum for people to discuss how living with an open heart has changed their lives.
Seymour is involved in many philanthropic causes including Childhelp, American Red Cross, City Hearts and Camp Soaring Eagle. In addition to the charitable work that Seymour does with these notable organizations, she and husband James Keach have partnered to launch the Open Hearts Foundation to benefit children in need.
Seymour resides in Malibu, California with her husband James Keach and their children.
ABOUT SEAN M. FLYNN
Sean was born July 31s, 1985 in London, England to actress Jane Seymour and David Flynn. In his elementary school years, afternoons were spent on the set of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman – the cast and crew becoming his extended family. Sean did some brief acting on the show, but never felt a desire to become more involved in acting. Even when step-father, world-renowned actor/director/producer James Keach (Walk the Line) came into his life, Sean preferred to spend his extra-curricular time on the football and baseball fields rather than on a set.
In the summer of his junior year, Sean discovered the healing aspect of film. Sean travelled with his family to Kenya and Tanzania to work as a camera assistant on the Red Cross documentary, Disease of the Wind, about the dire necessity for measles vaccinations. Spending time with his brother Kalen, a USC film student, Sean discovered that filmmaking can be meaningful and expressive. Sean went on to study film at Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. There, Sean developed his voice as an artist and was given the tools and guidance to help a young filmmaker to become wildly successful.
To date, Sean has completed several films, including a promotional short documentary, which he directed for Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust Foundation – The Righteous Rescuers Lecture Series (Cannes Film Festival, Chapman Showcase in May of 2006). Sean returned to work at Catfish Productions as a DV camera operator while developing the short film Numb (recently sold to Echelon Studios).
Numb and Sean have won The Gold Medal for Excellence at The Park City Film and Music Festival as well as The Best New Independent Filmmaker Award at the Delray Beach Film Festival. Numb has also been shown at The Beautiful Decay Magazine Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Chapman Showcase in May of 2007, and will next play in Ireland at the Dingle International Film Festival.
Sean is the youngest person to have been in the Cannes Showcase, as well as the only one that has been selected two consecutive years. In addition to his photographic work, Sean has completed producing and directing a music video for Warner Music’s Chloe Lattanzi, and is currently in the development stages to direct his first feature film, American Wasteland.
Jane Seymour’s website.
Jane Seymour Fine Arts website.
Sean M. Flynn Photography’s website.