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Monday, September 19, 2011

"Being Present" at Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven; reception in October

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven, (203) 772-2788
Being Present: Connecticut artists living with Alzheimer’s
Sept. 23—Nov. 10, 2011.
Artists' reception: Wed., Oct. 12, 3—5 p.m.

Press release

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut, presents Being Present, an exhibition in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon St., 2nd floor. The exhibition will be on display during business hours from September 23 through November 10. A public reception is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 12, 2011 from 3—5 p.m.

Being Present is an exhibition of prints and paintings by Connecticut artists living with Alzheimer’s. Featured artists of the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut have used their art and their creations to express themselves and manage their illness. These artists are creative and inspiring individuals. They all live with Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia, but they are all able to express themselves through various artistic mediums. Some of these artists reside at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, either in an assisted living community or one of four skilled nursing communities.

Being Present allows the artists to utilize and draw upon their unique talents in an artistic process and environment that helps find hope and courage. The freeing process of the process allows the artists to explore their inner strengths and triumphs.

The Alzheimer’s Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that provides a specialized source of research, information and health care. Since 1990, the Center has done pioneering work studying dementia and caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. By sharing innovative approaches with family care providers, other organizations and professionals, the Center promotes a new standard of enlightened dementia care.



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