Because of you, Jackie Steimke, I learned to appreciate art in a deeper fashion: spontaneity, love of bright color and light.
Jackie and I became close friends through PSA and in our close communities. We partied at home, danced and acted silly. We enjoyed meeting for coffee frequently in Paris (at the French Bakery in Kenneth Village). Barbara Thorn, Jackie and I enjoyed many Happy Hours through texting during the pandemic. We learned more about each other’s family history, objectives in art and in health. We even had a few driveway Happy Hours with our masks on.
Jackie wanted so much to travel again, as she struggled with lung cancer, chemo, transfusions and hospital visits. During her last year, she explored acrylic pours while Bill continued his love of creating embedded glass covered planters. Jackie was full of life and always willing to help others through her love of life and art. It has been a great pleasure knowing her, being on the PSA Board together, planning programs and more. She was a big support to me through my time in the hospital for carotid surgery, and during recovery. In turn I helped her last summer with adjunctive visualization exercises during her nauseating days of chemo.
I will always miss her, however I am so glad I have numerous pieces of her art glass. David and I appreciated our last visit with her 3 weeks before she passed.
Thank you Jackie for your love, friendship, and for bringing new colorful light to PSA. ...Vic Picou