Current Satellite Exhibition: Art Interprets Alzheimer’s
June 29 @ 12:00 pm - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Dates: June 29th – Aug 26th, 2018
Location: Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday- Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will showcase the works of Archived Artists Herbert Ascherman, Jr. and the late George Roby.
George Roby was a respected Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher who produced functional stoneware using both hand built and wheel-thrown techniques. George’s deeply personal pieces chronical his own unique experience as caregiver for his wife Sue as they faced the day to day realities of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. George passed away in April of 2018 after a prolonged battle with cancer. One of his greatest desires was to continue to see Art Interprets Alzheimers tour widely, promoting understanding as well as providing a sense of community to caregivers.
Herbert Ascherman, Jr. is internationally recognized for his professional portraiture in creative, commercial, and social settings. In this show, his photography lovingly captures the often complicated relationships between family members and those living with the condition itself. 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. Art can evoke a range of emotions and the AAWR hopes this exhibition will have a positive impact and inform people about Alzheimer ’s disease.
The exhibition has toured extensively since its launch in 2012 as part of a continued effort to spread awareness and promote continuing understanding through research. Some important past show locations include the University Hospital, many educational facilities and a special event for the Alzheimer’s Association in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would also like to thank Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Art Dealers Association, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation for their continuing support.