Doctors Say Making Art Can Help Combat Alzheimer’s
Jan20

Doctors Say Making Art Can Help Combat Alzheimer’s

In the 1990s, Berna Huebner was struggling to communicate with her mother, the painter Hilda Gorenstein, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. “I asked, ‘Mom, do you want to paint?’” says Huebner, who heads a Chicago charitable foundation. “And her eyes opened up and she said, ‘Yes, I remember better when I paint.’” Gorenstein, a marine artist who had once painted murals at a 1933–1934 Chicago World’s Fair, “wasn’t able to focus at all,” remembers Huebner. “I thought it was her hearing. I called her doctor, and without even blinking he said, ‘Why don’t you call her old school and get some students to paint with her?’” Gorenstein subsequently began to paint with a handful of students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her alma mater. After working with a student for several weeks she began to paint again. “It struck a chord,” adds Huebner. Fast forward to 1999, and Huebner founded the charitable Hilgos Foundation to provide grants for art students to work with Alzheimer’s patients. A decade later, a documentary, I Remember Better When I Paint, co-directed by Huebner, shows the positive effects of art and other creative therapies on Alzheimer’s patients. It has now screened internationally and been broadcast on public television. “There are more and more people working with art and Alzheimer’s,” says Huebner. One reason is the increasing body of research supporting art’s transformative effects on those suffering from the disease. Source: Doctors Say Making Art Can Help Combat...

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Ömer Kaleşi work displayed at retrospective exhibit
Jan18

Ömer Kaleşi work displayed at retrospective exhibit

Tem Art Gallery was founded on Jan. 18, 1986, with the gallery “Turkish Artists in Paris,” when there were few art galleries to support the passion and endeavors of those in the art scene. Thus, TEM was established, featuring the respectable Turkish artist and Paris native Ömer Kaleşi in its first gallery in collaborative efforts, which shall continue in a new exhibition featuring Kaleşi’s personal works from Jan. 17 to March 4. Tem Sanat has published five comprehensive books on the acclaimed works of Kaleşi who has also participated in various collective exhibitions across Turkey and elsewhere, organized by TEM Gallery and included in publications and books.. Source: Veteran Turkish painter’s work displayed at retrospective exhibit – Daily...

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Tim Armstrong work featured in Besse Gallery
Jan16

Tim Armstrong work featured in Besse Gallery

The Besse Gallery at Bay College is proudly currently displaying the work of a truly talented artist. He’s Minnesota native Tim Armstrong and his paintings are truly worth taking the time to go see. Whether you are well versed in the world of painting or a complete novice there is something here for you to appreciate. The thirteen piece collection, titled “Aesthete”, represents Tim’s sparse designs and spare pallet, But to call it a collection is not really true. Tim actually doesn’t enjoy naming or categorizing his work. He told me that the display should be called “what Tim did for three years.” Tim has been an artist his entire life but is a carpenter by trade and he sees the geometry of construction in his own works. I asked him if there were other artist that people might draw parallels to if the wanted to understand his art better or perhaps someone else’s work they might enjoy if they like his work. Source: Minnesotan Painter’s work featured in Besse...

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Sidney Nolan, the painter who added Australian colour to British art
Jan09

Sidney Nolan, the painter who added Australian colour to British art

Such is life. Those are, reputedly, the words uttered by the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly when he was sentenced to death in 1880 for a list of violent crimes that we don’t have space for here. When he was caught, after being shot in the legs, Kelly was wearing a home-made suit of armour constructed from ploughshares, including a cylindrical helmet with a slit for the eyes. The images created of Kelly — with his unmistakable block head — by the Australian artist Sidney Nolan are what brought the painter success and remain his most popular body of work. Although less dramatic than Kelly’s, Nolan’s life was also eventful — the director Catherine Hunter’s 2009 documentary film about him, Mask and Memory, calls it “one… Source: adding Australian colour to British...

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ALHC artist of the year
Dec21

ALHC artist of the year

At the Art League of Henderson County holiday luncheon in December, members voted for Artist of the Year from among those members who have had been selected as Artist of the Month or Viewers’ Choice winners during the year. The 2016 Artist of the Year was Tina Duncan who had won in July for her large oil painting “Estatoe Falls.” Duncan was moved by the recognition by her fellow artists and thanked them all for their support. “I wish to express my gratitude to my fellow artists in the Art League of Henderson County,” Duncan told them, “not only for voting me the honor of Artist of the Year but also for motivating me to learn more and work harder to become a better painter.” One of the benefits of being a member of the ALHC, Duncan acknowledged, is the critique groups where members meet to show new paintings and get feedback from other artists. Duncan said the critiques and being able to exhibit at the Opportunity House each month has encouraged her to focus on the areas of her art she felt needed improvement. “I set a personal challenge for myself to paint rocks that glow and water with many colors,” Duncan said afterward. She enjoys painting local waterfalls for the challenge they present. Source: Mountain...

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