a New York Magazine classified ad mentioning work by a "Jane Bearman" at a gallery in NJ in 1972 (That gallery no longer exists.) There are also a few illustrated children's books from the 40's published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in the late that might also be her, but I can't tell from the style of the books' covers. If anyone reading this has any information about this artist, I'd love to hear from you.
The stark contrast between solid black and white gives the notes some punch. Hands, faces, and instruments slip in and out of shadow as the child-band jams. I see the boy's hand strum his guitar. The girl's hair falls freely as she swings her head from side to side following the rhythm of their song, her voice and that of her accordion blending into one. I feel the focused concentration of the boy who stands perfectly upright, his whole face in shadow as his fingers nimbly swagger around his clarinet. The violin player shrinks a bit in the background, but his voice and the gliding motion of his bow are just as distinct as the rest. The music rises like steam. This room is getting hot, but that won't stop the dancing.