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Geometric Abstraction at Wartburg

February 3, 2023 - May 29, 2023


Located off-site at the Gallery Space at Wartburg: Waltemade Skilled Nursing Center, 1 Warburg Place, Mount Vernon

Lullaby by Diane Churchill


[Mount Vernon, New York] – Wartburg, an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services, is proud to announce the receipt of the 2022-23 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative Grant presented by Arts Westchester. These initiatives are designed to help Westchester County artists and local cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Mount Vernon Residents.

Wartburg has partnered with the Pelham Art Center and Arts Westchester to provide a series of 3 art exhibitions that will be housed in the newly re-furbished Waltemade Skilled Nursing Center, the home of Wartburg’s nursing care. The lobby refresh was made possible by contributions from Home Depot Foundation, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Precision Painting NY, and other individual donations. Over the course of a year, the funded program will transform this space into a cultural center and each of the 3 planned exhibits will feature an artist’s reception and a correlating art class which will be offered free to Mount Vernon residents.

The Second exhibition begins on February 3, 2023 and can be viewed daily between 9 am and 5 pm. Geometric Abstraction is a group art exhibition which includes artists Nancy Egol Nikkal, Kevin Madden, Daniel Villenueve, Diane Churchill, & Jackie Meier, and curated by the Pelham Art Center. Geometric Abstraction is an exhibition that shows a range of Geometric abstract thinking as expressed in painting, collage, printmaking and non-traditional shapes.

Nancy Egol Nikkal is a collage artist and teacher; she explores the sense of touch in her work
through paper, texture, collage, and color. Kevin Madden is a painter/printmaker who draws
inspiration from his unconscious; he feels most creative when his eyes are closed. Daniel
Villeneuve is a Mount Vernon-based visual artist; he has taught French and art classes for almost
a decade and now teaches at Pelham Art Center. Diane Churchill is a Nyack-based painter with a
studio at the Garner Arts & Historical Center; throughout her career she has taught several
classes at art centers, museums, and colleges. Jackie Meier is a painter and teacher; she has
taught both children and adults at the Pelham Art Center and Concordia College.

“Over the years, Wartburg has always been a center of Arts and Music,” says CEO David J. Gentner, Ed.D. “This unique collaboration allows us to continue in this legacy and bring new and exciting opportunities to our residents and the greater community.”

About Wartburg

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the tenth consecutive year in 2021.