Queen of the Battling Butterfly Brigade


"Art has that beautiful quality of transforming ultimate pain and suffering into beauty and glory," says Jackie Seiden, 83, an artist and retired educator in Chicago. Despite aches and painful memories, Jackie lives her life at full throttle, putting as much feeling as possible into everything she does. Queen of the Battling Butterfly Brigade brings us into Jackie's world at a moment when uncertainty bears down on the present, with the things most important to Jackie—her painstakingly decorated home, her up-and-down 50-year marriage, and most importantly, her ability to make art-hanging in the balance.

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