2012 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Nicolena Palumbo – Sparta, NJ
Born and raised in the historic “forest hills” section in newark, new jersey she has been painting and drawing since before grammar school and has spent many of her childhood summers scetching in the gardens located behind the newark museum. it is a dream of hers to someday see her paintings hang in that very museum. nicolena nina’s scetch of a horse ,was entered in a statewide competition by her sixth grade art teacher, miss nina christie. she won the first of many awards “outstanding achievement in art ,state of new jersey”, and well I guess you know the rest of the story ! she is self-taught and concentrates her work in the medium of acrylics. she has returned many times to resume exhibiting in the tri-state area after recouping from the effects of multiple sclerosis and lyme disease. she continues to express herself more loudly thru her painting and uses the art venue to raise ms and adult stem cell awareness. she is a ms and adult stem cell activist. hoping to see adult stem cells used to treat many illnesses.