#WednesdayWisdom Urbana Artists

AliceArcherSewallJames.jpgIn the late 1800’s, artist Alice Archer Sewall James or “Archie,” as she was known, was encouraged by her family, including her father, a Swedenborgian minister, to pursue art in all forms, be an educated woman and travel around Europe.  In her later years, she “reemerged as an artist and teacher,” taught sculptor John Cavanaugh in Urbana, OH, and also “inspir(ed) a new generation of painters at Urbana University.” ~http://www.swedenborg.com/product/stay-by-me-roses/