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(Le Mars) The water color paintings of three Le Mars artists will be featured at the 33rd Annual Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition this fall in Ames.  Jane Schultz, Glenda Drennen and Jean Weiner (WINE-ER) will all have pieces on display at the Octagon Center for the Arts August 26th through October 24th.

Weiner, who recently moved to Le Mars from Albany Georgia, has been painting professionally for the last 6 years.  The passion to paint was given to her through extraordinary circumstances. Jean was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that required removal of tissue and reconstructive surgery.  Seven years ago on August 24th, she awoke from a successful surgery and her painting journey began.

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And paint she did.  Her husband bought her supplies and she self taught herself through books and study pieces.  She has also attended multiple workshops and is continuously learning more about her craft.  A lot of Weiner’s work focuses on simplicity.

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Jean also teaches free-form watercolor classes at the Le Mars Arts Center on Wednesdays.  For more information about the classes visit www.jeanweinerart.com. (News report by Angela Drake, KLEM News)