Art Interpret’s AlzheimersNovember 24, 2011
Alzheimer’s is a progressively worsening disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior of an individual. In its early stages there is mild memory loss but eventually the disease will affect an individual’s ability to do daily tasks on their own. While there are treatments for some symptoms of Alzheimer’s there is no cure available at this time.
Brought to the McConnell Arts Center by The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, the exhibition features the works of talented Archived Artists George Roby and Herbert Ascherman, Jr.
George Roby is a respected Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher who produces functional stoneware using both hand built and wheel-thrown techniques. Herbert Ascherman, Jr. is internationally recognized for his professional portraiture in creative, commercial, and social settings.
The sculptures and photographs will promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, research for a cure, and its effects on the patients, caregivers and the community as a whole.
The exhibition is shown through July 1, with a special artists reception on Thursday, May 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.