The creation of D.MYERS GALLERY comes from believing life soars when there are impacting loved ones in your life who you value, trust & respect. The power of positive thinking is the foundation to each art creation by Denise Cochran Myers (also known as "D" - the nickname started by Cousin David Burns).
Through the years, Riley & Reggie (my sons) & I have always been very close & supported each other. Positive thinking has always been our life style. We have always used motivational sayings to "Rise Above"...and we still do!
D.Myers was born & raised in Texas. Her heritage is rich with Texas ranchers & tons of cousins.
The first sport she trained in was gymnastics, then, she trained to be a competitive & performing dancer, she earned the Who's Who in American Dance Teams title twice, Outstanding Dancer Runner-Up in American Dance Teams, & earned a position on the American Dance Team.
She graduated from the famous TR High School in San Antonio (Theodore Roosevelt High School). We speak softly & carry a BIG STICK!
Her college education started at Kilgore College. She was sent there by her dance instructor, Carol Searight, to try out for the World Famous Rangerettes.
After a life changing experience as a Rangerette, she went to Baylor University to earn her degree: BFA with a Concentration in Communication Design. Sic 'Em Bears!
Baylor University's Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Simmons, took her to Europe to study Art history (Austria, Italy, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, & Germany).
"D's" continuing education includes The George Washington University: School of Business for Project Management Training, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth: Business Management Certification, USA Gymnastics Association: Business Management Certification, Instructor Certification and Safety Certification.
After college, "D" worked 30 years in Corporate America, focusing first in Advertising & Graphic Arts. Then she migrated to creating multi-media simulations for the Air Force. This led to working the rest of her career as an executive for corporations that engineered inventions & leading edge technologies for the government.
To support her sons in the USAG Jr. Olympic Gymnastics Program, "D" worked as a gymnastic coach at Alamo Gymnastics in San Antonio, TX. Gymnastics is the sport that her sons & her have been dedicated to since her boys were toddlers.
Continuing her love for gymnastics & dance, she worked at Gulf Coast Gymnastics in Gulf Breeze, FL. when she lived on the coastline.
As the owner of D.MYERS GALLERY, she focusing on the art of living a healthy life.
During her career, "D" raised her family of two sons, who continue to fill her heart with the greatest of joy. Riley Saxon & Reggie Joe empower & inspire "D" each & every day. Now, as young men, her sons have grown into the finest of gentlemen & achievers in academics, sports & music.
Both boys trained & competed in the USA Gymnastics - Jr. Olympic Gymnastics program & excelled to the Elite level. After Riley Saxon competed in the USAG Nationals, he competed for the ASU Gymnastics Collegiate Team and earned his college degree from Arizona State University as a Civil Engineer & passed the professional exam to be an "E.I.T.". He earned his Master’s Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering. Riley has also been certified as a USA Gymnastics Judge for Jr. Olympic Competitions, and worked as the coach for Alamo gymnastics Jr. Olympic Girls Competition Team. In CrossFit, he is a competitive athlete and is certified to coach CrossFit. Currently, Riley Saxon is an actor and professional acrobat. As an actor, he has performed for musicals, action thrillers, drama, comedy, and action. He acts in short films, live theater, commercials, and improvisations. As an acrobat, he has performed for Cirque Electrique in San Diego, CA.
Reggie Joe has graduated from UTSA earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, focusing on Athletic Biomechanics & Human Performance & Exercise Nutrition. He was the Captain of the UTSA Cheer Co-Ed Team, trained as an USA Jr. Olympic Elite gymnast, & was a competition coach in the Jr. Olympic Men's Gymnastics Program. As a professional acrobat, Reggie Joe was an acrobat performer for Dolly Parton's "Smoky Mountain Adventures" dinner and show in Pigeon Forge, TN. He also performed for Cirque Electrique in San Diego, CA. Currently, Reggie Joe is living his dream as an acrobat performer in Le Reve - The Dream at the Wynn in Las Vegas, NV.
As a military spouse, “D” proudly supported her husband's (Franklin Myers) career in the U.S. Air Force. After over 32 years of military service, Frank retired his military uniform and is continuing his expertise as a civil engineer for housing construction.
"D" provides community services & is a member for several organizations:
Rangerettes Forever (www.rangerette.com)
Baylor University Alumni Association (www.baylor.edu/alumni
Big Bend Community Based Care - Board of Directors (www.bigbendcbc.org)
National Association of Professional Women (www.napw.com)
USA Gymnastics Association - Certified Gymnastics Coach & Business (www.usagym.org)
The latest news is that "D" has moved the big move to Las Vegas. She is trilled to live near her sons, who she has a very close relationship with. Also, Vegas is her husband's favorite place to live and he has tried for years to get back to Vegas. While this move is so meaningful and important, it is also meant to be since Vegas is the location where art is the heartbeat of the creative industry.
D.MYERS GALLERY LOGO DESIGN
I did a test without anyone knowing what I was doing it for.
· I asked my son, Riley, to name one thing that he loves & makes him feel good.
His answer: Birds
· I asked my other son, Reggie, the same question.
His answer: Clouds
Results: The logo design is a bird flying in the clouds!
This website is dedicated to my family, who my work efforts support.