Natural Abstraction at Wartburg
June 1, 2023 - September 7, 2023
Location: off-site at the Gallery Space at Wartburg: Waltemade Skilled Nursing Center, 1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon
*image: Time By The Shore by Hilda Green Demsky
WARTBURG RECEIVES TRANSFORMATIVE ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT
[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 third exhibition begins on June 1, 2023 and can be viewed daily between 9AM-5PM. Natural Abstractions is a group exhibition which includes artists Corinne Lapin-Cohen, Emlyn Taveras, Hilda Green Demsky, Joyce Pommer, Patricia Pardini, and Shelley Haven, and curated by Pelham Art Center’s Gallery Manager, Rosa Van Zandt. Natural Abstractions explores the pivotal relationship between abstract thinking and nature’s elements as they coexist within the same plane. Through painting, mixed media, and a vibrant color palette, this exhibition conveys the influential role that nature plays in abstract renderings and organic shapes.
“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.”
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.