Art Interprets Alzheimer’s
An exhibition featuring the
artworks of George Roby and
Herbert Ascherman, Jr.
October 20, 2020 to December 5, 2020
Art Interprets Alzheimer’s shares artist-couple Sue and George Roby’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease, using their unique tools: their profession and respective media and experience of the disease. The first element of the show is the personal, graphic manifestation of Sue’s decline through Alzheimer’s. The second is a collection of sculptures—stemming from George’s need, as caregiver, to express, contribute, and cope—with messages for and about the disease, responding, caregiving, and research. Photographer Herbert Ascherman contributes to the show’s impact with testimonial portraits of people with the disease and their caregivers. The show delivers moving and potent messages about Alzheimer’s disease. And about the power of art.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a unique archival facility and regional museum that preserves representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists. Through ongoing research, exhibition and educational programs, the organization actively documents and promotes this cultural heritage for the benefit of the public.