Sunday, April 7, 2013

Alzheimer's Iron Soap Dish Project

Alzheimer’s Iron is a multi-step, cross-generational art project that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The project is made up of four steps: production of artwork by elderly community members, interpretation and rendered sculptures by iron castors, and gallery shows that culminate in an auction of the featured art pieces. Concurrently we will be educating the community (and the project participants) about Alzheimer ’s disease, creating art with older individuals and metal casting. 
In this division of the Alzheimer’s Iron Project, we are looking at Alzheimer’s as washing away or cleansing. Cast Iron artists from around the nation are invited to cast and finish a soap dish(es), which will be auctioned off with proceeds going directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.
If you are willing to donate to the Alzheimer’s Iron project you would be responsible for casting one-three cast iron soap dishes and finishing them by August 15th and shipping them to:
Rosemarie Oakman

10 Cindy Ln.

Wappinger’s Falls NY 12590

The soap dishes should accommodate an average household size bar of soap.

You can incorporate other mediums into your soap dishes but they should be primarily cast in iron.

All the soap dishes will be waterproofed upon arrival; they will then be photographed and displayed on our website ending in an auction in November.
Artists are encouraged to send us a link to their website or blog, which we can then link to the page featuring their soap dish.

To contact us by e-mail: Alzheimeriron@gmail.com

Or by phone @ (845)705-7499

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Breakfast of Champions

              I think I am trying to make my head as empty as it was when I was born onto this damaged planet fifty years ago.

 I suspect that this is something most white Americans and non-white Americans who imitate white Americans should do. The things other people have put in my head at any rate do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.

I have no culture, no human harmony in my brains. I can’t live without culture anymore.

                                                                                    Kurt Vonnegut

                                                                                    Breakfast of Champions


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


This Sunday the Alzheimer's crew took a break from painting to color easter eggs with the resident's of Mercy Care in Hornell.
Happy Easter, Easter Bunny


Grinding away for the Alzheimer's Iron Project