This special juried exhibit of art explores the theme of “Memories & Reflections” will be held from October 13-20 at the Carriage Barn. Proceeds from the sale of all works benefit 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. The 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.
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.
Holly & Noah Lapine
Anna Pankratov & Len Schwartz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-594-3638.