The Mission of the Alzheimer’s Association:
“To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”
Art Interprets Alzheimer’s is a stunning, traveling two-person exhibition produced by the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) portraying the Alzheimer’s disease through works of art. This innovative show will not only showcase the works of two talented Cleveland Archived Artists, George Roby and Herbert Ascherman, but will also promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the research for a cure, and its effects not only on the patients but on the caregivers and the community as well.
Because art deals with the way things ﬁt together, it also describes how they fall apart. Artistic process is partly a matter of expression, but just as importantly it develops systems whereby artists rebuild and reorder their experience of the world, sharpening and reinforcing memory. The focused attention of a camera lens or a brush or any of the gestures used to produce a work of art reconstruct connections, hooking together elements of the present tense. Often a work of art has few answers about the nature of things, but asks questions about the coherence of the world and the truthfulness of daily perception that help us to examine our own predicaments.