Carriage Barn Arts Center

Home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts

Art For Alz: Memories & Reflections

Opening Reception Friday, October 13 from 5-8pm

This Fall a special juried exhibit of art exploring the theme of “Memories & Reflections” will be held from October 13-20, with proceeds from the sale of all works benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of CT.  Local artists have submitted work that represents their connection or feelings about Alzheimer’s and themes of memories and reflections. Artists will donate 50% or more of sales price to the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, 11” x 14” blank canvases will be provided to local elder care communities and invite artistic residents to create works of their art to be displayed.

Submission deadline has passed.

Every 67 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s. It is the 6th leading cause of death and more than 5 million Americans are living with it today. There is a good chance that a member of your family or a friend is dealing with Alzheimer’s. Len Schwartz founded “Art for ALZ” in 2015 as a tribute to his father, Michel Schwartz, a prolific artist, inventor and designer, who suffered from and eventually succumbed to the ravages of this insidious disease. “Over the course of just seven years, I watched as my dad went from brilliant artist and designer to one who could not sign his own name.” This year the Carriage Barn Arts Center in joining the effort to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, while sharing the work of local artists, some of whom are currently battling the disease or supporting someone who is.

An opening reception for artists, collectors and supporters will take place on October 13, with other special events, workshops, educational talks and a concert taking place throughout the exhibit.

Thanks to exhibit sponsors for supporting this exhibit:

Holly & Noah Lapine

Maplewood at Darien

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

Waveny LifeCare Network

The Alzheimer’s Resource Center

 

Individuals who are interested in helping with this exhibit and related events are encouraged to contact Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center at hwittmann@carriagebarn.org or 203-594-3638.