Thursday, August 29, 2013

Alzheimer's Glass and Iron Mentor Spotlight

The Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project warmly welcomes a new advisor and mentor to the team:  Angus Powers ( Alfred University School of Art and Design Professor of Sculpture and Dimensional Studies) joins us!  Angus will serve as project advisor throughout the coming year.

  Elderly residents from Western New York who are suffering with Alzheimer and Dementia will use watercolors and iron oxides paints create artworks.  In turn, members of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project will use glass and iron to create sculptures in response or homage to the painting.

Alzheimer’s Iron is a multi-step, cross-generational art project that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The project consists of four steps: production of artwork by elderly community members, interpretation and rendered sculptures (by iron castors, glass castors and glass blowers) and gallery shows that culminate in an auction of the featured art pieces.

Angus received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.  He went on to earn his Master of Fine Art, Glass Department at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Elkins Park, PA.

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