Friday, May 24, 2013

Alzheimer's Iron Salem to Salem Project

This summer Elise Betrus, Katie Fortier and Rosemarie Oakman will be orchestrating the “Salem to Salem Alzheimer’s Iron Project” along with the help of the Iron program at Salem Art Works (SAW).  Project funding courtesy of an Alfred Undergraduate Research Grant.

The project is made up of four steps: production of artwork by elderly community members, interpretation and rendered sculptures by iron castors followed by gallery shows that culminate in an auction of featured pieces. Concurrently we will be educating the community (and the project participants) about Alzheimer’s disease.

 Paintings will be created by elderly artists in Salem, Massachusetts on weekends in July.  If you are interested in learning how to facilitate the creation of art with elderly who suffer with dementia and are available on weekend throughout July, please contact us at alzheimersiron@gmail.com

The iron sculptures will be cast at Salem Art Works (SAW) a not for profit Art Center and Sculpture Park in Salem, New York. Alfred Students and Salem Artist will be pouring on August 25th at the “Salem to Salem Pour” and on September 27th at the Intercollegiate Pour. All are welcome to attend the pours and enjoy molten metal, food, fire and music!!
Please visit and support Salem Art Works!

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