Jane Seymour unveils sculpture in Bradenton

Jane Seymour
Actress Jane Seymour sits on her sculpture at Riverwalk in Bradenton. - Tom Vaught | Sun

BRADENTON – A well-known actress unveiled a sculpture at Riverwalk this morning, discussing what the work means to her and hoping it could have the same meaning to others.

Jane Seymour, whose artwork is on display at The Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria, visited the area with the help of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Realize Bradenton.

Jane Seymour – Tom Vaught | Sun

Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and a number of dignitaries spoke after the unveiling of the sculpture, which has the lines of two hearts open at each end, like her Open Hearts by Jane Seymour® jewelry line.

The open heart is a state of mind to Seymour, who urges people to keep their hearts open and love will come. It also says love has no boundaries and flows unconditionally.

Seymour has a website that provides an interactive forum for people to discuss how keeping an open heart has changed their lives.

The Manatee School for the Arts provided big band music for the event and two students, a middle school girl and a high school senior, talked about what happened when they opened their hearts, bringing a tear to Seymour’s eye.

Seymour is best known for performances in the James Bond film “Live and Let Die,” the film “Somewhere in Time” and the television series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” She has earned an Emmy, two Golden Globes and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to being a celebrated actress, Seymour is also a noted author and painter.