The Greenwich Arts Council
Hosts major exhibitions every six weeks. The selection process of local,
established, and emerging artists is overseen and hung by the gallery curator Tatiana Mori.
Bendheim Gallery Hours:
Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm
Sat & Sun Noon to 4pm
Admission is Free
Currently at the Bendheim Gallery
DON AXLEROAD: A RETROSPECTIVE
Ancient Myths & Modern Messages
Paintings, Prints & Drawings
November 2 - December 12, 2014
DONALD AXLEROAD is a master draughtsman, painter and printmaker. Having studied with such icons of contemporary American art as Philip Guston, Richard Lindner and Antonio Frasconi, his works have been exhibited in many important sites around the world including the Brooklyn Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, among others.
This overview exhibition of approximately 50 of his works presents a guiding vision for his many decades of art-making, which combines the traditional techniques of printmaking with a focus on the existential human condition. Axleroad employs ancient mythology, for example, to explore many issues of today’s uncertain world. He has developed an especially exciting body of work that seeks to use art to understand and to help develop a greater awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, illustrating the potentially catastrophic impact of dementia. He hopes that his work can help others to both understand and to move forward with such challenges.
SHINING A LIGHT ON DEMENTIA
Sunday, November 16, 3 to 5 PM
This lecture and panel discussion will present the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the services, therapies and resources available to support those with a diagnosis.
Gerontologist Dr. Stephen G. Jones, Director of Outpatient Medicine and the Center for Healthy Aging at Greenwich Hospital and a recognized expert in the field of aging, will introduce and lead the discussion of an overview of dementia: how it affects the brain, stages of the disease, diagnosis and hope for the future.
Panel participants include: Maria Scaros-Mercado, Executive Director of the Greens at Greenwich; Tania Paparazzo, LMSW, a licensed social worker and the Southwest Regional Director for the CT Alzheimer’s Association and Donald Axleroad, the artist whose exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints will be on view in the Bendheim Gallery, will be available both before and after the program to discuss his work much of which deals with the inevitable process of aging and how art can play a role in assisting memory. Axleroad has worked extensively with the Alzheimer’s Association and founded ARI Artists Initiative which teaches young adults with developmental disabilities to paint and draw.
MYTHOLOGY & OPERA
A Concert by 'SCAPE Ensemble
Sunday, November 23 at 2 PM
For Kids of all ages...
Saturday, December 6 from 12 to 3 PM
All the events are FREE and will take place in the Greenwich Arts Council's Meeting Room | Second Floor
Reservations are required for Lecture & Concert | 203.862.6754 | Limited Seating Available