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Bette’s Townhouse—New York
Bette couldn’t sleep. She tossed and turned for what seemed like hours before she sat up in the bed and threw the covers off of her pajama clad body. She swung her legs over the side and on to the floor sliding her feet into her waiting slippers. She yawned as she shuffled her tired body out of her bedroom crossing the hall into her office before plopping herself down in the chair in front of her computer. She pressed the power button on the back of the monitor waiting for it to power up.
After Emma called her and dropped the bombshell that Ms Kennard was her biological mother, Bette had trouble getting her mind off the fact that the woman her daughter admired more than anyone else in the art world was the woman that gave birth to her. It wasn’t that she was intimidated by that fact because she knew no matter what happened that her place in Emma’s life was firmly cemented and nothing or no one could change that. However, that didn’t mean there couldn’t be room in Emma’s life for her biological parents. And she was never opposed to the idea of Emma wanting to get to know them.
Bette moved the mouse placing the cursor in the search field. She quickly typed and pressed enter..A few clicks later she landed on the bio of Tina Kennard.
“Wow..How did I not see the resemblance when I met her last summer?” She mumbled after staring at Tina’s picture above her bio. “I guess I had no reason to notice that but I can’t deny she is beautiful just like my Emma”
She finally pulls her eyes away from Tina’s picture to read her bio which she found herself doing out loud
“Tina Kennard Head of California University’s Art Department graduated with a BA degree in Visual Arts and an MA in Art History from Columbia University in 2008. She started painting at age 7 and by age 19 her abstract paintings were hanging in some of the top art galleries and museums around the world. She is widely recognized for having received the prestigious Sierra Montage Art Foundation Award for Excellence in 2014 in recognizing curatorial excellence, and to facilitate exhibitions that explore overlooked or underrepresented areas of art history which included a $1,000,000 grant to our own Art Department for operations, projects and research into new and alternative forms of contemporary visual arts and culture.”