DNA Category: Rollicking Idealist

Jennifer Goldberger uses her flexibility of style and technical control to create art that is diverse yet linked by common themes. Goldberger’s work demonstrates both a sophistication of color and design, and an understanding of composition, light, and space.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Heavily influenced by her grandfather’s library of personal sketchbooks, Jennifer Paxton Parker’s work focuses on realism, figurative shapes and portraiture. Once working mainly in graphite and pastel, Parker has expanded to watercolor and acrylic in a wide range of subject matter.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Inspired by surface design, impressionism, and the natural world, Victoria Borges work is playful and experimental, with an emphasis on unique textures and color palettes. Borges’s art spans a variety of mediums, ranging from digital illustration to collage, to acrylic paint.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Jennifer Goldberger uses her flexibility of style and technical control to create art that is diverse yet linked by common themes. Goldberger’s work demonstrates both a sophistication of color and design, and an understanding of composition, light, and space.

Posted on March 24, 2019

American professional tennis player Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals. A fierce competitor, in 2017, she defeated her older sister Venus at the Australian Open to claim the 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, she has risen to the highest level of the legal profession and is considered a liberal in deciding cases.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve Irwin grew up on a wildlife park owned by his parents and went on to become an animal enthusiast and TV personality, hosting the popular series Crocodile Hunter and appearing on major talk shows.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift made a splash in the country music world in 2006 and has gone on to become one of the top acts in popular music.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Tyra Banks became a leading international fashion model and the first black woman to land on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She later hosted the reality TV program America’s Next Top Model and her own daytime talk show, for which she won two Emmy Awards.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Actress/singer Miley Cyrus, achieved early fame as the star of Disney’s ‘Hannah Montana’ series. While becoming increasingly known for her wild behavior, Cyrus is a highly successful pop artist.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Monica Geller is one of the six main characters in the American TV sitcom Friends. Geller is the younger sister of Ross, wife to Chandler and best friend of Rachel. She draws her energy from others and her constant desire to control and manage her friends’ actions.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Nicolas Sarkozy served as France’s 23rd president from 2007 to 2012. His term was marked by controversy, which included his 2008 marriage to former model and rockstars’ muse Carla Bruni. As with his political life, Sarkozy has courted controversy in his personal life, having been married three times.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Phil Wenneck is one of the main characters in The Hangover and its sequels, and is best friends with Stu Price and Doug Billings. Despite his arrogant and sometimes crude personality, Phil is a problem solver who cares for and watches out for his friends.

Posted on March 19, 2019

A character in the novel The Three Musketeers Porthos, honest and slightly gullible, is the extrovert of the group, enjoying wine, women and song. Though he is often seen as the comic relief, he is also extremely dedicated and loyal toward his friends and fellow Musketeers.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Samuel L. Jackson was born in 1948 in Washington, D.C. He was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee by his grandmother. Considered one of the hardest-working Hollywood actors, Jackson has appeared in countless films, including Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park and Star Wars: Episode I.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress and producer, known for her lead role in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as films like Cruel Intentions and The Grudge. Raised by her mother in New York City, Geller began acting as a child and often missed school because of auditions and acting jobs.

Posted on March 19, 2019

James Monroe fought in the American Revolutionary War under George Washington and studied law with Thomas Jefferson. He was elected the fifth president of the United States in 1817. He is remembered for the Monroe Doctrine, as well as for expanding U.S territory via the acquisition of Florida from Spain.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Actress Jennifer Garner won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role on the TV drama ‘Alias,’ and went on to appear in films like ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Elektra,’ ‘Juno’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ She was married to fellow Hollywood actor Ben Affleck until their divorce and shares custody of their three children.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in 1969 in the Bronx, New York, Jennifer Lopez danced on the TV show In Living Color before her breakout role in the film Selena. Lopez is one of Hollywood’s leading ladies who’s also forged a successful pop and dance music career.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. was the only son of the oil industry magnate John D. Rockefeller and heir to his fortune. He is known for building Rockefeller Center in New York City. During World War II, he helped establish the United Service Organizations and later donated land for the U.N. headquarters.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born Judith Blum in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, Judge Judy was the only woman in a class of 126 students at American University’s Washington College of Law. Judge Judy first appeared nationally in 1996, and it is still watched by 10 million people daily. She is keenly perceptive and metes out justice in a no-nonsense manner.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Lyndon B. Johnson was elected vice president of the U.S. in 1960 and became the 36th president in 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is remembered for his “Great Society” social service programs, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and expanding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Pop legend Madonna is known for her constant reinvention as a performer and her energetic choreography at her live concerts. Her biggest hits include “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Secret” and “Ray of Light,” among many others.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s most famous and enduring sex symbols. During her career, Monroe’s films grossed more than $200 million.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Traveling the country, keeping an eye out for the supernatural and anything else that goes bump in the night, Supernatural’s Dean Winchester is one of the best hunters of supernatural creatures in the business. Dean cultivates a bad-boy personality, and makes sarcastic jokes at even the most morbid times.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Dwight Schrute, a character in the TV series The Office,is a socially awkward salesman and assistant manager for a paper company. He is boastful and craves authority but also naive and easily pranked by his co-workers.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy began doing stand-up as a teenager. He became a popular Saturday Night Live cast member and at just age 21, Hollywood beckoned. Murphy co-starred with Nick Nolte in 48 Hours leading to further box-office success with Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is considered to be one of the great American 20th century novelists. Hemingway’s impressive body of work and an iconic style still influences writers today. His personality and constant pursuit of adventure loomed almost as large as his creative talent.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1915, Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. With a show business career that spanned more than 50 years, Sinatra forged a career as an award-winning singer and film actor.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Jack Nicholson is one of the most prominent American motion-picture actors of his generation. Nicholson’s career has contained some of the seminal film in Hollywood history, including Chinatown and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and his role as Jack in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining has become iconic.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Jaime Lannister, also known as the Kingslayer, is a knight from House Lannister. He is the second child and first-born son of Lord Tywin Lannister of Casterly Rock and his wife, Lady Joanna, also of House Lannister, and he is the twin brother of Queen Cersei Lannister. Arrogant, sarcastic but having some sense of honor, he one of the more complex Game of Thrones characters.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Adam Levine is the Grammy Award-winning lead singer of the band Maroon 5, whose success includes several chart-topping hits and gold and platinum albums. In 2011, he branched out into television as a judge/coach on NBC’s reality singing show The Voice.

Posted on March 19, 2019

British singer Adele is a Grammy Award-winning artist whose throwback, soulful sound has made her an international star. Her three albums, “19”, “21” and “25”, were both critical and commercial successes, selling in the millions worldwide and winning multiple Grammys.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Boromir was the noble and brave warrior in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. He joined the Fellowship of the Ring to destroy the malignant ring, but Boromir thinks he can use the ring for good and tries to seize it from Frodo. He is repentant and dies heroically protecting others.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Carmela Soprano is the wife of Mafia boss Tony Soprano who lives the life of an upper middle class housewife while knowing it is funded by his illegal activities. She tries to provide a normal family life for herself and her children, but can be ruthless when required.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Modern Family’s Claire Dunphy is a perfectionist when it comes to dealing with her family, often knowing what to do during stressful times in contrast to her laid-back husband, Phil. She tends to be uptight and “bossy” in getting things done in the house, which usually leads to humorous disagreements with her adoring husband.

Posted on March 19, 2019

D’Artagnan is the protagonist in the novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père. Based on an actual captain of the Musketeers, d’Artagnan is a brave, though sometimes foolhardy, adventurer and a loyal friend to the three Musketeers.

Posted on March 19, 2019