The Right Bear for the Job by Theresa Rowe Obert
2018 Cairo Bear #11
Sponsored by: Watts Oil
Description:“The Right Bear for the Job” is ready for any chore in his work clothes. He has a variety of tools on hand to complete the task. This title was requested by his sponsor, Watts Oil.
About the Artist: Theresa Rowe Obert looks forward to the return of the bears in Cairo . She grew up in Greene County , graduated from Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School , Ladycliff College and Fordham University holding a B.S. in Art and M.S. in Education. After teaching elementary art and academic subjects for a number of years, she was a freelance artist for publishing companies, taught adult ed. classes and worked with senior citizens. Although she now lives in Connecticut , she has been participating in public art projects in The Hudson Valley for several years. She painted cats for Catskill, ducks for Greenville , train engines for Ravena-Coeymans, owls for Coxsackie, Rip VanWinkle statues on the Mountaintop, plus various pieces for Saugerties, and, of course bears. In 2011, Theresa exhibited “Twinkle Bear” and “Baby Bear” as well as “Super Bear” who makes an appearance on Main Street each summer.