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Helen Meyrowitz
The Unconscious Voice: Wind Beneath My Wings and Site/ing Folio

Helen Meyrowitz







































Maelstrom
, 2007
graphite on paper, 22" x 30"

September 11, 2011 - November 6, 2011

Members Preview Reception Saturday, September 17, 6pm - 8pm
Artist Talk Wednesday, October 5, 2pm
Panel Discussion: Art and Healing Process Sunday, October 23, 3pm
with Sean Caulfield, Creative Director at ARTZ Artists for Alzheimer's; Betsy Fitzgerald-Campbell, Alzheimer's Association; and
Helen Meyrowitz, former caregiver for Alzheimer's patient. Exhibition catalogs available, with a portion of sale proceeds to be donated to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


About the Exhibit

When artist Helen Meyrowitz’s husband began suffering the early effects of Alzheimer’s disease, she began making drawings that helped her deal with a complicated mix of emotions.  Site/ing Folio communicates her confused longing for the home and studio she left behind when she and her husband moved to an assisted living facility in Massachusetts.  Wind Beneath My Wings is an emotional record of the pain she experienced when her beloved husband succumbed to his illness—a moving tribute to an enduring relationship and the healing power of art as an expression of deep feelings.  Seen together, her work is both an unflinching portrait of Alzheimer’s and a moving tribute to her husband of 60 years, Sidney Meyrowitz.

About the Artist

Artist Helen Meyrowitz holds a Masters of Arts degree from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.  Her work appears in both private and public collections and numerous museums, including Adelphi University, the Higgins Armory Museum, the Danforth Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, the Portland Museum of Art and others.

 

Artist Talks and Panel Discussions

Wednesday, October 5 at 2 pm: Artist Helen Meyrowitz will discuss her work

Sunday, October 23 at 3 pm: Panel Discussion on art and the healing process

PANEL
Sean Caulfield, Creative Director at ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimer’s
Betsy Fitzgerald-Campbell, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
Helen Meyrowitz, Artist and former caregiver for Alzheimer’s patient


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