Oprah Winfrey Show Features Internationally Recognized Scottsdale Artist & Former Chicagoan Jennifer Forman & Her Passion For Pregnant Belly Casts; Airs Wednesday, April 18

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Originalz by Jennifer

    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey will
 interview internationally recognized Scottsdale, Arizona artist and sculptor
 Jennifer Forman about her passion for creating full-body pregnant belly casts
 on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airing Wednesday (April 18)
 ( www.orginalzbyjennifer.com or www.oprah.com ).
     During the show seen by 20 million viewers worldwide, the 36-year-old
 former Chicago artist and mother of three young children explains how she
 conceived the idea and how she customizes and embellishes the casts for her
 pregnant clients.  Oprah also interviews some of the pregnant mothers who
 served as Forman's models and displays their casts.
     Forman's bronze, acrylic and plaster belly casts with poignant messages
 from moms-to-be as well as her other works of art are exhibited in a one-woman
 show extended through late May in RA Fine Arts gallery, 7133 Stetson Road in
 Scottsdale's Old Town Art District.  (The show also features Forman's
 full-body sculpture of former TV Soap actor Douglas A. Brochu who appeared on
 "The Bold & The Beautiful.")  The one-woman show may be the first event of its
 kind nearly a decade after a pregnant Demi Moore bared all in Vanity Fair.
     While working in Chicago, Forman designed the Lyric Opera of Chicago's
 commemorative scarf and sold her women's accessories (crystal jewelry and
 hand-painted scarves) at Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom and Chicago's
 Museum of Contemporary Art.
     "During the past 30 years or more, we have witnessed a truly radical shift
 from the tent dress mentality of hiding Lucy Ricardo's pregnancy in the 1950's
 TV show to the 'bold and bare all' photo of Demi Moore on the August, 1991
 cover of Vanity Fair," said Forman.  "Lately, we have even seen beautiful
 pregnant women modeling designer clothing in the November, 2000 issue of W.
     "As an artist, I wanted to convey this change and to portray confident,
 in-control pregnant women glowing with beauty and pride as they celebrate
 their life-changing experience."
     Jennifer will also be featured in the May issue of ScottsdaleLife magazine
 ("Beautiful Bellies for Mother's Day").
 
 

SOURCE Originalz by Jennifer
    CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey will
 interview internationally recognized Scottsdale, Arizona artist and sculptor
 Jennifer Forman about her passion for creating full-body pregnant belly casts
 on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airing Wednesday (April 18)
 ( www.orginalzbyjennifer.com or www.oprah.com ).
     During the show seen by 20 million viewers worldwide, the 36-year-old
 former Chicago artist and mother of three young children explains how she
 conceived the idea and how she customizes and embellishes the casts for her
 pregnant clients.  Oprah also interviews some of the pregnant mothers who
 served as Forman's models and displays their casts.
     Forman's bronze, acrylic and plaster belly casts with poignant messages
 from moms-to-be as well as her other works of art are exhibited in a one-woman
 show extended through late May in RA Fine Arts gallery, 7133 Stetson Road in
 Scottsdale's Old Town Art District.  (The show also features Forman's
 full-body sculpture of former TV Soap actor Douglas A. Brochu who appeared on
 "The Bold & The Beautiful.")  The one-woman show may be the first event of its
 kind nearly a decade after a pregnant Demi Moore bared all in Vanity Fair.
     While working in Chicago, Forman designed the Lyric Opera of Chicago's
 commemorative scarf and sold her women's accessories (crystal jewelry and
 hand-painted scarves) at Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom and Chicago's
 Museum of Contemporary Art.
     "During the past 30 years or more, we have witnessed a truly radical shift
 from the tent dress mentality of hiding Lucy Ricardo's pregnancy in the 1950's
 TV show to the 'bold and bare all' photo of Demi Moore on the August, 1991
 cover of Vanity Fair," said Forman.  "Lately, we have even seen beautiful
 pregnant women modeling designer clothing in the November, 2000 issue of W.
     "As an artist, I wanted to convey this change and to portray confident,
 in-control pregnant women glowing with beauty and pride as they celebrate
 their life-changing experience."
     Jennifer will also be featured in the May issue of ScottsdaleLife magazine
 ("Beautiful Bellies for Mother's Day").
 
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