“Olympic Bear” by Eleanor Rowe Gentilini
2019 Cairo Bear #6
Description: This will be a white polar bear decked out in red and blue, complete with skis, poles, boots, gloves, helmet, scarf and goggles. On her back is USA. Inspired by enjoyment of skiing in Windham and Colorado, and watching the Olympics.
About the Artist: Eleanor Rowe Gentilini grew up in Greene County, attending all twelve years of school in Windham. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose in Albany with a B.A. in Math and a minor in Physics. In her last semester, she took one art course for a change of pace. She became an Army wife and traveled to many parts of the country and the world, finally settling in Colorado. In recent years, she has returned to her enjoyment of art. She and her husband resided in the family homestead in Windham last winter to enjoy close-by skiing. During summer visits, they enjoy viewing various local public art projects throughout the area. Last year’s What a Hoot was Eleanor’s first time to participate as an artist, and it was so much fun that she is returning for 2018 and adding a Cairo Bear.