Co-Founder of ART Design Group and ART Research Enterprises, Inc., started the companies just as Apple in a garage in 1981 with the goal to be the very best in the Industry.
She has been an Educator, Registered Conservator with the American Institute of Conservation, Sculptor, ART Foundry owner and philanthropist. She served on the board of the College of Art and Design, Lancaster PA. She has sculpted and cast hundreds of life size figures and animals that are permanently installed throughout the United States.
Some of the more memorable ones are the four stainless steel figures of the 9/11 Memorial for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Ybor City Tampa, FL., The Maxwell Street Historical life size figures and reliefs as seen on Chicago Fire and the City of Chicago Tourism Films. There are five stainless steel high reliefs of flight images installed on the National Mall for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Other historical sculptures are Mary Wells founder of Wellsboro, PA, numerous Law Enforcement Honor Guard Memorials such as the Lakeland Police Department in Lakeland, FL. plus children and animal sculptures for Urban Retail Properties, Longwood Gardens and Penn State Children’s Garden at the Arboretum on the Penn State Campus.
She is presently working on the Fifteenth Amendment Memorial to be installed in 2020 on the PA State Capitol grounds and a Border Patrol Memorial depicting the Silent Partner Program to be placed at the Training Center in Artesia, N.M. in 2020.
Mike Cunningham was born in Augsburg, Germany. His mother was of Russian descent and his father was in the Army Air Force. Mike came to the United States at the age of 5. Mike is a Vietnam Veteran. He traveled throughout the United States and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University and a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. He has also taken classes at Harvard University and the Cast Metal Institute in Chicago, IL. He was artist-in-residence at Ohio University. His art can be found throughout the United States, Japan and Moscow, Russia.
He is the founder and co-owner of Art Research Enterprises and Art Design Group. He is also a registered conservator with the National Institute of Conservation and the American Institute of Conservation on art objects.